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John McLaughlin

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John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942, 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. In 2010, guitarist Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive". In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Tabla player Zakir Hussain has often referred to him as one of the greatest and most important musicians of our time. After contributing to several key British groups of the early sixties and making his first solo record Extrapolation (with Tony Oxley and John Surman) he 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...

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Discography

  • 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
  • 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
  • The Promise, 1996
  • 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, 2002
  • The Heart of Things: Live in Paris, 2000
  • Thieves and Poets, 2003
  • Electric Guitarist, 1978
  • Extrapolation, 1969
  • This Is Jazz 17, 1996
  • Recorded Live in Chicago, 1974, 1993
  • The Guitar Hero, 1982
  • The Guitar Trio, 1996
  • 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

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On Mar 20, 2012. 8:29pm
soozle said

Very nice, and original.

On Nov 25, 2012. 6:30pm
Masonik said

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

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