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Interview by Ian Patterson

Posted on avr 25, 2011 in Interviews, News | 2 comments

It took journalist Walter Kolosky eight months to put together Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin Song by Song(Abstract Logix, 2010), though, in effect, this impressive listener’s guide has been the culmination of a lifetime listening to the English guitarist’s music. Kolosky has written extensively on McLaughlin‘s music for many years,...

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Daniel T. Fischlin interviewed John for his article « Critical Studies in Improvisation »

Posted on mar 16, 2011 in Interviews, News | 0 comments

On the cusp of a North American concert tour in late 2010 and hot off the release of To the One, his musical meditation on Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and his own lifelong spirit-quest, celebrated guitarist John McLaughlin agreed to a CSI request for an interview focusing on improvisation and spirituality. In addition to being a prodigious musician in every...

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Q&A: John McLaughlin Talks Miles Davis, Indian Philosophy and Frank Zappa’s Jealousy

Posted on nov 30, 2010 in Interviews, News | 2 comments

t 68, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has nothing left to prove. He’s played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. And, as leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the ’70s, McLaughlin created a bold new fusion of jazz, rock and Indian influences that remains some of the most challenging music ever recorded. Currently on tour with a...

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New Universe Music Festival: Day 2, November 21, 2010

Posted on nov 24, 2010 in Interviews, News | 0 comments

It’s no small challenge to make a new festival viable, especially when it represents something of a niche within a niche. The attendance at the first day of the New Universe Music Festival was impressive enough, but with an influx of even more dedicated fans coming from all over the United States—the Deadhead equivalent of fusion icon John McLaughlin...

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McLaughlin, Stern rose to fame with help from Miles Davis

Posted on nov 23, 2010 in Interviews, News | 0 comments

If Miles Davis had stopped making music in the 1950s, he would be remembered as one of the most eloquent and influential trumpeters in jazz. But Davis, an Alton native who grew up in East St. Louis, was also a visionary who wasn’t afraid to shake things up and didn’t believe in looking back. Beginning in the late 1960s, that meant venturing...

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