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  John McLaughlin 1971-1973: Extreme Fusion | Virtual Fools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
McLaughlin himself brought "a stunning technique allied to melodic invention and harmonic substance," became the most influential jazz guitarist since Wes Montgomery, and provided the inspiration for "a rise in instrumental proficiency in rock during the first half of the 1970s" (Nicholson 1998: 146).
While McLaughlin continues to explore musical avenues to this day, only his work from 1971 to 1973 will be considered here: the first three Mahavishnu Orchestra albums, with the original lineup, and the 1973 collaboration and tour that melded members of the Mahavishnu Orchestra with Carlos Santana and his band.
John McLaughlin was perhaps the quintessential jazz musician of the early 1970s.
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 Electric Library: McLaughlin Showcases Many Styles o ...
Jazz musician John McLaughlin and the group Tony Williams Lifetime have released a new CD, "The Promise", which was recorded over four months.
McLaughlin says his musical odyssey began listening to flamenco and rhythm and blues on the radio in the early 1950s, when he was growing up in Yorkshire in northern England.
JOHN McLAUGHLIN: You needed discipline with which to master your instrument, and I think you have to adopt a classical discipline or a jazz discipline, and I would say that jazz is and jazz will always be my great love.
www.cs.cf.ac.uk /Dave/mclaughlin/art/mlib.html   (969 words)

 John McLaughlin (musician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John was the first westerner to attain any acclaim performing Indian music for Indian audiences.
Along with Carlos Santana, McLaughlin was a follower of the guru Sri Chinmoy, and in 1973 they collaborated on an album of devotional songs, Love Devotion Surrender, which included recordings of Coltrane compositions including A Love Supreme.
The trio consisted of John McLaughlin, Trilok Gurtu and Dominique DiPiazza.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_McLaughlin_(musician)   (535 words)

 The McLaughlin Group Library : Transcript
MCLAUGHLIN: You may share the belief that their intentionality is going to be -- result in performance.
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): (From videotape.) To allege that somehow the United States of America has demeaned itself or tarnished our reputation by being involved in liberating the people of Iraq, to me, simply is neither factual nor fair.
MCLAUGHLIN: Well, the question is this: whether or not, if you take a position now, with the war going on, against the policy of the war, you are being unpatriotic.
www.mclaughlin.com /library/transcript.asp?id=349   (4463 words)

 Heroes - John McLaughlin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
McLaughlin is the featured musician on this, Davis' most guitar-heavy album.
Although McLaughlin had experimented with acoustic guitar before and releases acoustic albums, this is the one that marked McLaughlin's transition to acoustic guitar pretty much full-time.
Mclaughlin and his band of Indian musicians settle in in front of a large crowd at a California university, they thank the crowd for their warm welcome, and then they tear into three songs as if their lives depended on it.
www.betterguitar.com /Players/Heroes/jMcLaughlin/jMcLaughlin.html   (775 words)

 The McLaughlin Group Library : Transcript
MCLAUGHLIN: Let's take note of the fact that there are two strong powers in the world that have great respect for their own boundaries -- China and Russia.
MCLAUGHLIN: Well, where that logically leads, of course, is the proliferation of nuclear weapons in order to protect -- nations to protect themselves against the incursions of the United States and NATO, to correct their perceived human rights failures.
MCLAUGHLIN: As presidential campaigns hit their stride, polls show that a priority issue of voters in the 2000 election is education.
www.mclaughlin.com /library/transcript.asp?id=117   (3906 words)

 Miroslav Vitous/Universal Syncopations & John McLaughlin/Thieves and Poets
Guitarist John McLaughlin and drummer Tony Williams were both Davis alumni, and they, together with organist Larry Young (who played on some of the Bitches Brew sessions) formed the group Lifetime.
Still, McLaughlin has continued to explore fusion and world elements throughout his career, and the influence of Miles is always somewhere in the mix.
McLaughlin has played in numerous acoustic groups and it’s been quite a while since he unleashed an electric guitar salvo along the lines of his work with Mahavishnu or Miles Davis.
www.jazzitude.com /vituous_mclaughlin.htm   (1463 words)

 The religion of John McLaughlin, guitarist
NOTE: Guitarist John McLaughlin is NOT the same person as the PBS talk show host with the same name.
Both the Maharishi and Chinmoy were associated with famous musicians: the former with the Beatles, the latter with three guitarists, Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin and Carlos Santana.
Chinmoy is a musician and has performed flute at a number of free concerts sponsored by his centers.
www.adherents.com /people/pm/John_McLaughlin.html   (613 words)

 John McLaughlin The Folk Life Conversation with Martin Carthy
John: My own feeling, from all I’ve witnessed of it on a personal level, is that there are people in the big time, any big time, who would cut your throat for the profit margin, and nothing personal about it.
John: I guess I think of you as primarily a singer of tales, but that may be my own bias, in terms of the oral transmission theory of Albert Lord.
John: George Gritzbach said at one point in Greg Giamo’s interview with him, which we printed some months ago in The Folk Life, there’s something legitimate in doing the old blues songs, just as they were done originally, as a matter of pure history.
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 Remember Shakti: Four people as one
McLaughlin and Hussain remained friends and collaborators since the original group's disbanding in 1978 and even engaged in a brief Shakti reunion tour of India in 1984.
As musicians, we are playing notes, music and rhythms and we hope to play the right melody in the correct way, but this is only part of the process.
John has taken the time to study Indian classical music and figure out how we work, how we think and what our improvising techniques are.
www.innerviews.org /inner/shakti.html   (3979 words)

 John McLaughlin : Thieves and Poets - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
But McLaughlin is equally accomplished on the acoustic guitar; he has a long history of excelling on that instrument, which he plays exclusively on Thieves and Poets.
Meanwhile, Aighetta joins McLaughlin on four standards, all of which are dedicated to pianists he admires; the British guitarist acknowledges Bill Evans on "My Romance," Herbie Hancock on "Stella by Starlight," Chick Corea on "My Foolish Heart," and Gonzalo Rubalcaba on Luiz Eca's "The Dolphin." But he certainly does so in a personal, introspective way.
Hearing McLaughlin (who turned 60 in 2002) embracing Tin Pan Alley songs with a classical guitar group is hardly the same as hearing some 19-year-old, knee-jerk Sarah Vaughan wannabe attempting to squeeze the last drops out of blood from them.
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One of the most versatile and influential guitarists of our time, John McLaughlin is known as an extraordinary solo artist, as the leader of both the group breaking Mahavishnu Orchestra and the revolutionary indo-jazz group Shakti and as the composer of some of the most stunning classical Jazz-fusion pieces ever written.
In addition to Lifetime, McLaughlin worked with Wayne Shorter and was personally invited to work and record with the legendary Miles Davis.
In 1988, parallel to his more classical oriented activities, John McLaughlin founded a new Trio with electric bass and percussion, which led to a long and deep musical friendship with the Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu.
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 Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
It was John's great good fortune to find himself at the home of his idol almost as soon as he touched down in America and through his work on Mile's albums, "In a Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew" finally broke out into the world at large after his localised fame in the UK.
John was now talking of himself as a jazz guitarist and composer, moving futher away from the rock propulsion of the 70's fusion sound he helped to forge.
Whether or not John continues on this musical merry-go-round remains to be seen, but for now he is extremely happy to being playing with his brother musician Zakir again and one senses that he has truly found the perfect marriage of music and spirit for which he has constantly striven.
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 Elephant Talk: Interviews - John McLaughlin by Robert Fripp in Musician   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
John is a dapper dresser; today he's in grey: flannels and pullover, shirt and tie not quite matching and just enough so that either you knew that he knew, or maybe he knew you didn't.
McLaughlin: Happily, my mother was an amateur musician; she was a violinist and there was always music going on in the house.
McLaughlin: Tony's a difficult person to know...but I have such enormous respect for him as a musician, as an artist...what he does with the drums.
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 John McLaughlin’s Thieves and Poets album-recording the new John McLaughlin CD
McLaughlin made some serious waves of his own in 1971, when he formed the revolutionary and highly influential fusion unit, Mahavishnu Orchestra.
When I caught up with McLaughlin in Boulder, Colo., where he was preparing for a tour with the latest incarnation of Shakti, he related his surprise that it's been a decade-and-a-half between his orchestral forays, noting, “They're all so very different.
McLaughlin says that he can't explain why, but he often feels a need to revisit his past, and classic American songbook material was what he was weaned on as a young jazz player in the '60s.
mixonline.com /mag/audio_john_mclaughlins_classical/index.html   (1678 words)

 Amazon.com: Devotion: Music: John McLaughlin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
McLaughlin uses a muscular, abrasive tone here that doesn't sound too dissimilar to 70's era Robert Fripp; the reliance on tritones and minor 2nds in the thematic statements doesn't hurt that comparison.
John McLaughlin began this journey jamming with Graham Bond, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker with the Graham Bond Organization back in 1964 in London blues clubs, when the world was intensly focused on the Beatles and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" music.
John told me personally that he "did not like the production aspect of this recording" and he "did not recognize the post production recording." Buddy stated he also did not care for the recording for different reasons.
www.amazon.com /Devotion-John-McLaughlin/dp/B00000FY2P   (1759 words)

 John McLaughlin
Renowned as one of the most technically proficient guitarists in the world, John McLaughlin began to carve his niche in music through work in blues outfits with names such as Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, and Ginger Baker.
Later in 1969, McLaughlin moved to New York and -- through his involvement in the band Lifetime -- was introduced to Miles Davis.
After the dissolution of Mahavishnu Orchestra, McLaughlin put together the acoustic band Shakti, one of the first practitioners of what has since come to be referred to as "world music".
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 John McLaughlin The Folk Life Conversation with Gene Shay
John: I know it was on your show that I first heard that Kevin Roth would be giving dulcimer lessons to Judy Collins – and that was within the last six months.
John: That’s the thing that’s difficult about a festival with 17 or 18 workshops all over the place – there’s a synergistic argument for it, but you can also argue the other way.
John: The last regular question I had to ask you – we had some backups if we have the time – is whether you have any plans for the immediate future that you’d like to share with our readers.
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 John McLaughlin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John McLaughlin (host), the creator, executive producer, and host of The McLaughlin Group, a long-running U.S. political talk show.
John McLaughlin (academic), the president of the University of New Brunswick.
John McLaughlin (columnist), political columnist for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey for 24 years.
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 Abstract Logix - Reviews - Tony Grey - Moving
From the start we see a musician at the beginning of a blossoming career, and the fact that all the compositions are his, is also indicative of a very creative and lively imagination.
His choice of musicians is also admirable: a veritable selection of todays 'Young Lions'.
The final cut, 'Lullaby for Life' is a kind of free flowing improvisation of chords and melodies that ends the album in a lyrical, poetic mood.
www.abstractlogix.com /reviews_view.php?idno=68   (246 words)

 ttgapers store - USA - Extrapolation - John McLaughlin - Product Details :: ttgapers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This disc showcases John McLaughlin's proficiency as a Jazz musician and composer when he was still living in the UK, before he joined Miles Davis and the formation of the legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra.
John also included two accoustic tunes, which hint towards some of his work on "My Goals And Beyond." "Argen's Bag," dedicated to the Dutch Bassist, was later re-named "Follow Your Heart" and appeared in various incarnations on some of John's later albums.
McLaughlin wrote all the tunes and is ably supported here by John Surman (baritone & soprano sax), who matches the guitarist's speed in unison runs and also comes up with some great solos.
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 John McLaughlin: This is the Way I Do It
The forethought with which Mclaughlin has assembled this DVD is really brought home to the viewer in the “analysis” sections which follow the demonstrations in each chapter.
Here, McLaughlin has the Logic score to his improvisations in the demonstrations projected onto a large white board and literally takes the student through his improvisations, stopping and starting the music to make specific points about certain phrases and pointing out their relevance to the core material of the particular chapter.
To conclude it is, above all, exciting and fascinating to have John McLaughlin as your personal virtual guitar teacher in the comfort of your very own home, since only one Jan Maresz has the good fortune to have JM as his personal tutor in the real world.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=14743   (1075 words)

 John McLaughlin The Folk Life Conversation with John Jackson
[John Jackson is an easy-grinning, mellow-singing grave-digger from the farm country down around Halifax, Virginia, whose two-finger-picking blues have entertained folks from Vermont to California, a good twenty years now, though he’s been entertaining his friends and kinfolk at parties for at least that many more.
John is also a very special kind of representative of the old "country blues": a non-reading nor writing musician, whose apprenticeship was perforce totally oral in nature.
He is, in the happy phrase of Albert Lord, "a singer of tales," who absorbed his tradition like the warm sunshine of the rural South in which he grew up.
www.thedigitalfolklife.org /johnj.html   (2238 words)

 MacDirectory Music "John McLaughlin" (Mac)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In that interview, Marsalis revealed that, while Miles Davis gets a lot of credit for the Jazz Fusion movement of decades past, it was in fact John McLaughlin and Tony Williams who were at the center of the storm truly innovating and pushing the boundaries of what was possible with Jazz music.
But McLaughlin’s true power came to the fore when he unveiled what is in retrospect a Jazz super-group known as The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Since that time McLaughlin went on to form several ground breaking groups (Shakti was gem), and finally advanced to headlining groups under his own name.
www.macdirectory.com /newmd/mac/pages/music/JohnMcLaughlin/index.html   (839 words)

 Album Review: John McLaughlin - 'Industrial Zen' - Music
Mahavishnu Orchestra maestro John McLaughlin reinvigorates the jazz/rock/ world music sphere with this startling eight-tune display of high-velocity guitar virtuosity and shape-shifting adventure.
McLaughlin`s fusion has clarity, focus and surprise, all of which are exhibited here.
McLaughlin develops an intensely contemporary take on fusion here, combining with some fresh musicians while paying tribute to his fellow founders of the idiom.
music.monstersandcritics.com /reviews/article_1186135.php   (205 words)

 Abstract Logix - Reviews - John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen
John thrives in new territory: as he discovers new ways to expand his sonic palette, he paints with new colors on his musical canvas.
The separation of the instruments and overall mix is great; and a left/right stereo split on John’s guitar and effects adds a nice touch.
John adds a bit of dirt and grit to his tone and starts wailing over a ferocious Hussain/Chambers can of whoop-ass.
www.abstractlogix.com /reviews_view.php?idno=137   (760 words)

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