Sony publish Mahavishnu Orchestra’s sixth album : ‘Inner Worlds’ (1976)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Inner Worlds' is their sixth (and its last for nearly ten years) album released in January 1976 by Sony.1 . Lotus Feet (w/ Paco De Lucia) 2 . Lotus Feet (Jazz Day, 2013, w/ Ponty & Hussain) Track Listing : 1.All In The Family (John McLaughlin) - 06:02 . 2.Miles Out (John McLaughlin) - 06:44 . 3.In My Life (John McLaughlin, Narada Michael Walden) - 03:22 . 4.Gita…

Mahavishnu Orchestra records the album ‘Visions of the Emerald Beyond’ for Columbia (1975)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Visions of the Emerald Beyond' is an album recorded in December 1974 and released in February 1975 by Columbia.1 . Vision' Prt2 / On The Way Home To Earth 2 . Eternity's Breath (w/ HR-Bigband & Billy Cobham) Track Listing : 1.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 1 (John McLaughlin) - 03:10 . 2.Eternity'S Breath, Pt. 2 (John McLaughlin) - 04:50 . 3.Lila'S Dance (John McLaughlin) -…

Sony publish The Mahavishnu Orchestra’s album : ‘The Lost Trident Sessions’ recorded in 1973 (1999)

The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'The Lost Trident Sessions' is a studio (it would have been their third) album recorded in 1973 and released on September 21, 1999 by Sony.Track Listing : 1.Dream (John McLaughlin) - 011:10 . 2.Trilogy (John McLaughlin) - 09:33 . - The Sunlit Path . - La Mere De La Mer . - Tomorrow'S Story Not The Same. 3.Sister Andrea (Jan Hammer) - 06:47 . 4.I Wonder (Jerry Goodman)…

Mahavishnu Orchestra record their first live album : ‘Between Nothingness and Eternity’ in Central Park, New York (1973)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Between Nothingness and Eternity' is their first live (and the last with the original line-up) album recorded on August 17–18, 1973 in Central Park, New York and released in November 1973 by C.B.S.1 . Sister Andrea 2 . Syracuse (1972) Track listing : 1.Trilogy: Sunlit Path/La Mere de la Mer/Tomorrow's Story Not the Same (John McLaughlin)– 12:01 . 2.Sister Andrea (Jan…

C.B.S. publish Mahavishnu Orchestra’s first album : ‘The Inner Mounting Flame’ (1971)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'The Inner Mounting Flame' is its first (fully composed by John McLaughlin) studio album released on August 14, 1971 by C.B.S.1 . Meeting Of The Spirits / You Know You Know 2 . Meeting Of The Spirits 3 . Dawn Part 1. 4 . Dawn Pt 2 5 . Noonward Race 6 . A Lotus On Irish Streams 7 . A Lotus On Irish Streams 8 . Dance Of Maya 9 . You Know You Know 10 . You Know, You Know (w/…

Mahavishnu Orchestra record their second studio album : ‘Birds of Fire’ (1973)

Mahavishnu Orchestra's 'Birds of Fire' is the second studio (and the last by the original line-up) album recorded during August 1972 and released in March 1973 by C.B.S.1 . Hope & Celestial Terrestrial Commuters 2 . Hope / One Word 3 . Resolution 4 . Full ABC Concert Track listing : 1.Birds of Fire (John McLaughlin) - 05:50 . 2.Miles Beyond (Miles Davis) - 04:47 . 3.Celestial Terrestrial…

This week In Jazz Legends 34/52

Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tynerr, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Return to Forever, Stan Kenton, Jimmy Smith, Maynard Ferguson, Gerry Mulligan, Modern Jazz Quartet, Martial Solal, Toots Thielemans

This week In Guitar Virtuosi 02/52

Al Caiola, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Marc Ribot, Jim Hall, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, John Mclaughlin, Paco De Lucia, Al Di Meola, George Benson, Jan Akkerman, Robben Ford, Jimmy Page

Happy Birthday John McLaughlin. ‘Elegant Octogenarian’

This day (January 4, 1942), in  Doncaster, South Yorkshire (UK), is born John McLaughlin, an English guitarist, bandleader and composer.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman etc - The Quarantine Blues (2020) 2 . El Hombre Que Sabia (2019) 3 . Meeting of the Spirits/Birds of Fire (2017) 4 . w/ Chick Corea – Miles Beyond (2016) 5 . w/ Jean Luc Ponty & Zakir Hussain – Lotus Feet…

Bon Anniversaire Jean-Luc Ponty. ‘Cool Hand Jean-Luc’

This day (September 29, 1942), in Avranches, France, is born Jean-Luc Ponty, a French violinist and jazz composer.Tracklist : 1 . Stay With Me (2018) 2 . The Gardens Of Babylon (2017) 3 . New Country (w/ Jon Anderson) (2016) 4 . Lotus Feet (w/ John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain) (2015) 5 . Round Midnight (w/ Eddie Louiss & Daniel Humair) (2012) 6 . Mirage (1982) 7 . The Struggle Of The Turtle To…

Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin record ‘Love Devotion Surrender’ with their respective bands (1973)

'Love Devotion Surrender' by Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin is an album recorded with their respective bands, Santana and The Mahavishnu Orchestra and released on July 20, 1973 by Columbia.1 . Naima (Montreux, 2011) 2 . The Life Divine (Live) 3 . Switzerland 2016 Full Concert Track Listing : 1.A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) - 07:48 . 2.Naima (John Coltrane) - 03:09 . 3.The Life Divine…

John McLaughlin records with L. Shankar, Zakir Hussain, Ramnad Raghavan and T. H. ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram’ ‘Shakti with John McLaughlin’ (1975)

'Shakti with John McLaughlin' is the first album (recorded on July 5, 1975) by a group gathering John McLaughlin with L. Shankar on violin, Zakir Hussain on tabla, Ramnad Raghavan on the Mridangam and T. H. 'Vikku' Vinayakram on Ghatam; released in 1976 by Columbia.1 . Joy 2 . Lotus Feet (w/ John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia) 3 . 1977 Pori Jazz Festival Track Listing : 1.Joy (John Mclaughlin,…

Douglas Records publish John McLaughlin’s ‘My Goal’s Beyond,’ his third solo album (1971)

John McLaughlin's 'My Goal's Beyond' is his third solo album dedicated to Indian guru Sri Chinmoy, his spiritual leade aAnd released in June 1971 by Douglas Records. 1 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat 2 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat (w/ Jonas Hellborg) 3 . Blue In Green 4 . Blue In Green (Chicago) Track Listing : 1.Peace One (John Mclaughlin) - 07:18 . 2.Peace Two (John Mclaughlin) - 12:15 . 3.Goodbye Pork…

Happy Birthday Billy Cobham. ‘One More Year B.C.’

This day (May 16, 1944), in Panama, is born Billy Cobham, a Panamanian American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Crosswinds Project - 6 (2018) . Radioactive (2017) . Live Indy (2015) . Stratus II (2013) . Milan (2011) . Red Barron (2002) . Mirage . w / George Duke - Rush Hour (1998) . Stratus (1989) . Solo (1983) . w/ George Duke Band - Almustafa The Beloved (1976) . Live Palais Des Festivals…

Billy Cobham records debut album : ‘Spectrum’ for Atlantic (1973)

Billy Cobham's 'Spectrum' is his debut album recorded on May 14, 15 & 16, 1973 and released on October 1, 1973 by Atlantic. Track Listing : 1.Quadrant 4 (Billy Cobham) - 04:20 . 2.Searching For The Right Door (Billy Cobham) - 01:19 . 3.Spectrum (Billy Cobham) - 05:07 . 4.Anxiety (Billy Cobham) - 01:41 . 5.Taurian Matador (Billy Cobham) - 03:03 . 6.Stratus (Billy Cobham) - 09:48 . 7.To The…

Happy Birthday Narada Michael Walden. ‘Mas Que Narada’

This day (April 23, 1952), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is born Narada Michael Walden, an American producer, drummer, singer and songwriter. Digest Tracklist : Sizzle Reel (2013) . 40 Days & 40 Nights (2012) . Shake The House . w/ Jeff Beck - Drum Solo, Sheffield (2010) . Freeway Of Love (2008) . w/ Joe Zawinul, Alphonso Johnson & Alex Acuna - Black Market (1995) . Interview (1988) . The Real…

Massive Attack release their debut album : ‘Blue Lines’ featuring ‘Daydreaming’ and ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ (1991)

Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines' is their debut studio album released on April 8, 1991 by Wild Bunch (their own label).Track Listing : 1.Safe From Harm (Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Shara Nelson) - 05:18 . . 2.One Love (Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja, Horace Andy, Claude Williams) - 04:48 . . 3.Blue Lines (Grantley Marshall, Andrew Vowles, Robert Del Naja,…

Jeff Beck releases ‘Blow by Blow’ produced By George Martin (1975)

Jeff Beck's 'Blow by Blow' is his seventh (and first under his name alone) album produced By George Martin and released on March 29, 1975 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.You Know What I Mean (Jeff Beck, Max Middleton) - 04:05 . 2.She'S A Woman (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 04:31 . 3.Constipated Duck (Jeff Beck) - 02:48 . 4.Air Blower (Jeff Beck, Max Middleton, Phil Chen, Richard Bailey) - 05:09 .…

Streets With A Name

From 'Fifty-First Street Blues' to 'West 42nd Street' , we have mixed 13 'Pure Jazz' tunes around the theme of 'Street Names'. It has Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Jay McShan, Kenny Dorham and many more.

Funky Saxophones

Featuring Karl Denson . The Greyboy Allstars . Left Coast Boogaloo . Sunday Driver . Richard Tee . Lenny Picket . Maceo Parker . Baby Knows . Doc Kupka . The Funky Doctor . Tower Of Power . Stroke '75 . Brass Construction . Get Up . Kevin C. . Bunny Slap . Funky Sax

Your Favourite McLaughlin

From 'Marbles' to 'Two Sisters', the 12 most popular songs of John McLaughlin , ' an English guitarist, bandleader and composer whose 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.'

Vikku, Zakir and Co.

Featuring Vikku and Zakir . Shakti . T.H. Vikku Vinayakram . Gattam Solo . John McLaughlin . Finding The Way . Vikku . Zakir Hussain . Masters of Percussion . Ghatam Karthick . Prakash Sontakke . Vikku Vinayakram . India