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John McLaughlin : Floating Point

John McLaughlin – Floating Point

Jazz guitar icon John McLaughlin has recorded with some of the greatest musicians in the world. And those musicians have always brought their unique styles to his projects, and left their own stamp on the resulting music. In that respect, McLaughlin’s latest album Floating Point (Abstract Logix Records) is no different; it’s a wonderful album full of great playing by all the sidemen in... »

John McLaughlin - Meeting Of The Minds

John McLaughlin – Meeting Of The Minds (DVD)

During the recording of John McLaughlin’s Floating Point CD, cameras were rolling and capturing the moment on film. The end result is the making of DVD, Meeting Of The Minds . This DVD documents five days at AM Studios in Chennai, India and offers an amazing “behind the scenes” look at the sessions. Each day is indexed into a separate chapter and details the creative and collaborative process invo... »

John McLaughlin : Floating Point

John McLaughlin : Floating Point

John McLaughlin – Guitar & Guitar Synthesizer Ranjit Barot – Drums Sivamani – Percussion Louiz Banks – Keyboards Hadrien Feraud – Bass Guitar With Special Guests: George Brooks – Soprano Saxophone Debashish Bhattacharya – Hindustani Slide Guitar Shashank – Bamboo Flute Shankar Mahadevan – Vocals U. Rajesh – Electric Mandolin Naveen Ku... »

John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram - The Gateway To Rhythm

John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram – The Gateway To Rhythm

Like many Western musicians, the Indian rhythmic system known as Konokol has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve heard the seemingly complex rhythmic-pattern language on many recordings, but as interesting as it sounds, the sometimes rapid-fire vocalizations (Takita, Taka Dimi, etc.) have always befuddled me. With the new instructional DVD The Gateway To Rhythm (Mediastarz Monaco; dis... »

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin in Monaco November 26, 2006

John McLaughlin and friends had a stunning performance in Monaco on November 26, 2006: There were four guitarists, two bassists and two drummers on stage. The player included Dominique diPiazza and Hadrien Feraud (bass), Eric Sempe, Louis Winsberg and Marc Guillermont (guitars). John McLaughlin performed Hi Jacked from Que Alegria with both Dominique diPiazza and Hadrien Feraud as well as Senor CS... »

John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen

John McLaughlin: Industrial Zen [2006]

Industrial Zen ~ John McLaughlin 2006 So what happens when jazz fusion marinates, absorbs, and is recreated after struggling for air in a wild soup of over three decades of of music evolution? You open the kettle of some warmed-over, bitches brew, and out leaps Industrial Zen by McLaughlin. My first thought upon hearing this CD was celebration! I then heard and felt a rejoicing, a confidence, a th... »

John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen

John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen

PERSONNEL: John McLaughlin – Guitar, Fretless Guitar, Chants, Synth and Drum Programming Dennis Chambers- Drums (trk 3, 5 & 6) Vinnie Colaiuta- Drums (trk 2) Bill Evans – Sax (trk 1 & 4) Hadrien Feraud – Bass (trk 1 & 7) Matthew Garrison – Bass (trk 4 & 5) Tony Grey – Bass (Trk 3 & 8) Gary Husband – Keyboards (trk 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7) and Drum... »

Visions Of An Inner Mountaining Apocalypse

Visions Of An Inner Mountaining Apocalypse

Personnel: Jeff Richman: Guitar, Producer, and arranger Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums Kai Eckhardt: Bass Mitchel Forman: Keyboards With Jerry Goodman: Violin Tracks: Birds Of Fire featuring Steve Lukather Can’t Stand Your Funk featuring Mike Stern Celestial Terrestrial Commuters featuring Steve Morse Meeting Of The Spirits featuring Jimmy Herring Jazz featuring Jeff Richman Dawn featuring Frank Gam... »

John McLaughlin's 'Thieves and Poets'

John McLaughlin’s ‘Thieves and Poets’

Jan-Mikael’s EARS: review: John McLaughlin’s ‘Thieves and Poets’ Evaluation: What is it? ‘Thieves and Poets’ is the continuation of guitarist John McLaughlin’s forays into orchestral writing and performance…this is McLaughlin’s second major commissioned work. Orchestrated by one of McLaughlin’s former students, Yan Maresz, ‘Thieves…’ is presented in three movements, each section representing a per... »

Phase 2

Phase 2

The Mahavishnu Project is really hitting its stride. In Phase 2 the MP tackles nine more Mahavishnu Orchestra tunes, reinterprets four more it covered on its first release, Live Bootleg, and presents an exciting new original tune based upon the style of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. The power and intricacy of this music requires very gifted and dedicated musicians who need to understand the l... »

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