Mahavishnu Orchestra


John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring To Release ‘Live in San Francisco’ on September 21

(Los Angeles, CA) June 19, 2018 “This recording of the final set at the Warfield Theatre brings to full circle the amazing advent of The Mahavishnu Orchestra In 1971, and its renaissance on this night in San Francisco.” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin. On his farewell tour of America, which was comprised of 25 concerts, John invited one his favorite musicians, guitarist Jim... »

Rolling Stone covers the Meeting of the Spirits Tour

Rolling Stone covers the Meeting of the Spirits Tour

The magazine spoke at length with John McLaughlin about his history and the upcoming Meeting of the Spirits Tour with Abstract Logix labelmate Jimmy Herring. Take a look here! »

John McLaughlin - Live at Ronnie Scotts

Hear “Sanctuary” from John McLaughlin’s New Release, Live @ Ronnie Scott’s

John McLaughlin has released a live version of the classic Mahavishnu Orchestra song, “Sanctuary” . The “Sanctuary” song is a part of McLaughlin’s new live set, Live @ Ronnie Scott’s, which he recorded with his band, the 4th Dimension. The album features Mahavishnu classics like “Vital Transformation” and “Miles Beyond” re-interpreted through the unique lens of the 4t... »

Linear Sphere

Linear Sphere

Jan-Mikael’s EARS: Linear Sphere: ‘Manvantara’ Evaluation: Linear Sphere’s latest record, Manvantara adroitly continues in the tradition of  the Mahavishnu Orchestra in blazing a trail across the barren wasteland of what is considered fusion… Analysis: Ability, Vision, Execution…finding one’s Voice Linear Sphere ably demonstrated their musical prowess on their debut, ‘Reality Dysf... »

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin – on bass players beyond the first Mahavishnu Orchestra line-ups

Throughout the 1970s and thereafter John McLaughlin has recruited various very strong bass players in his different line-ups. Jack Bruce, ex. Graham Bond, ex-Cream, ex-Tony Williams Lifetime had a central role in McLaughlin ´s late 1970s period. They performed John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”, as well as Jack Bruce’s “Rope Ladder to the Moon” – from the Cream era. Later on Jonas Hellborg and Kai E... »

Power, Passion & Beauty

Power, Passion & Beauty

POWER PASSION & BEAUTY The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra By Walter Kolosky Back in the days when neither the words ‘Jazz’ or ‘Fusion’ were considered dirty, there lived a group of aspiring and inspired musicians lead by an English guitarist called John McLaughlin. An ex-Miles Davis alumni and rightful heir to the guitar King Hendrix’s crown, McLaughlin took his mentor’s advice an... »

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