Posted on Oct 1, 2007 in News | 0 comments

By Adam Tanner

MONTEREY, California (Reuters) – Nearly 40 years after helping pioneer jazz fusion with Miles Davis, guitar maestro John McLaughlin still faces harsh critics who dismiss such technically demanding, electronically charged music as « steroidal » or even a « pestilence. »

British-born McLaughlin, 65, accompanied trumpeter Davis on the seminal 1969 « Bitches Brew » and « Silent Way » albums, which shocked jazz purists and delighted others by bringing together elements of jazz and rock.

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