ABC Jazz Home > Just Played > John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin



John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England), also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz, and rock, which he coupled with an interest in Indian classical music to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion. After contributing to several key British groups of the early 1960s McLaughlin made Extrapolation, his first album as a bandleader, in 1969. He then moved to the USA, where he played with Tony Williams's group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his landmark electric jazz-fusion albums In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute to Jack Johnson and On The Corner. His 1970's electric band, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, performed a technically virtuosic and complex style of music that fused electric jazz and rock with Indian influences. In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In...

This entry is automatically sourced from Wikipedia external link, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under CC-BY-SA external link. Visit John McLaughlin external link on Wikipedia to correct or update this entry. Any changes made to the Wikipedia article will not be immediately available here. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator


  • Friday Night in San Francisco, 1999
  • Five Peace Band Live, 2009
  • Passion, Grace & Fire, 1990
  • Belo horizonte, 2004
  • My Goal's Beyond, 1998
  • Love Devotion Surrender, 2010
  • The Heart of Things, 1997
  • The Guitar Trio, 1996
  • Time Remembered: John McLaughlin Plays Bill Evans, 1993
  • Greatest Hits, 1990
  • Trio of Doom, 2007
  • Industrial Zen, 2006
  • The Collection
  • Floating Point, 2008
  • Devotion
  • Where Fortune Smiles, 1971
  • Electric Guitarist, 1978
  • The Promise, 2012
  • Adventures in Radioland, 1986
  • Historia de la música rock - 36, 1982
  • A Live Supreme: Brothers of the Spirit
  • After the Rain, 1995
  • My Goals Beyond, 1987
  • Music Spoken Here, 1997
  • The Heart of Things: Live in Paris, 2000
  • Thieves and Poets, 2003
  • Extrapolation, 1969
  • This Is Jazz 17, 1996
  • Recorded Live in Chicago, 1974, 1993
  • The Guitar Hero, 1982
  • Sunday in Boston, 1996
  • The Dawn Sessions, 1999
  • Montreux Concerts, 2003
  • Concerto for Guitar & Orch and Duos for Guitar & Piano
  • Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles - Live! / Love Devotion Surrender, 1976

This entry is automatically sourced from Musicbrainz external link, the public domain music database. Visit the John McLaughlin external link page on Musicbrainz to correct or update this entry. Any changes made to the article will not be immediately available here. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator


User tags
tag Register to add tags

Recently Played on ABC Jazz.

6:38am Jul 5
album cover
SongJuju At The Crossroads
ArtistJohn McLaughlin
AlbumTokyo Live
3:47am Jul 1
album cover
SongTones For Elvin Jones
ArtistJohn McLaughlin
AlbumAfter The Rain
3:07pm Jun 20
album cover
SongSpecial Beings
ArtistJohn McLaughlin
AlbumTo The One
7:12am Jun 13
album cover
SongNo Blues
ArtistJohn McLaughlin
AlbumTokyo Live
8:08am Jun 10
album cover
SongGuitar Love
ArtistJohn McLaughlin
AlbumNow Here This
LabelMediastarz/Abstract Logix
See more 'Just Played' Songs on ABC Jazz


Our default Flash audio is not available on your device. Please use the link(s) external link below to open the audio in your own player.

1 Track

John McLaughlin

Non-ABC images are automatically sourced from Discogs external link, a community-built database of music information. The ABC is not responsible for the content of external sites.

Alert moderator


Sep 9, 2012. 11:54pm
noach recommended this


Comment viewing options

On Mar 20, 2012. 7:29pm
soozle said

Very nice, and original.

On Nov 25, 2012. 5:30pm
Masonik said

Legend!!! - very happy to have seen him live twice :)

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

Comments from unregistered users are subject to ABC moderation and will not appear until they are approved - there will be a delay until they are published.
Create A Profile to add comments straight away.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
two times three equals
Solve this math question and enter the solution with digits. E.g. for "two plus four = ?" enter "6".
Sign up to the weekly newsletter
Enter your email address
Other ABC music sites