From 1971 to 1976, the Mahavishnu Orchestra forged a controversial new musical direction. The loudest and fastest band in the world, the MO could scare people as well as create music of great beauty. Its influence lives on today across classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, rap, progressive rock, world, heavy metal, death metal, Indian, jam band, and country music landscapes. All five original band members as well as many other top musicians contributed.
Format: Book Cat No.: ABLX 1016 Barcode: 0976101629
"...his tireless, hound-like research has unearthed, without any shadow of doubt, the definitive work thus far on the MO, and it's highly unlikely—given that all five original members are all in their seventh or eighth decade—that another book with such a breadth and depth of candid first-hand accounts—particularly from the MO Mark I of drummer Billy Cobham, violinist Jerry Goodman, keyboardist Jan Hammer, bassist Rick Laird and guitarist John McLaughlin—will ever see the light of day. For this reason alone, Kolosky's efforts assume historical importance, for those who care, that outweigh any weaknesses in style or format.."