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THANK GOD, ‘MAHAVISHNU’ DID NOT GET A REAL JOB

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Legendary musician John Mahavishnu McLaughlin discusses his mother & music with R Prashanth Vidyasagar, ahead of his concert in the city John ‘Mahavishnu’ McLaughlin is the ‘blue whale’ of fusion music jazz, flamenco, Indian and western classical music…you name it and he’s tinkered with it giving the world some of...

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The entire musical world is in crisis: John McLaughlin

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 in News | 0 comments

John McLaughlin needs no introduction, and not only among jazz aficionados. The virtuoso guitarist and composer is often cited as the best jazz guitarist in the world, a crown he wears ‘with a pinch of salt’. The 73-year-old musician also has a special connect with India — its spiritualism and music, in particular — and is one of the first to...

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JOHN MCLAUGHLIN & THE 4TH DIMENSION (MELBOURNE FESTIVAL)

Posted on Oct 15, 2015 in News | 0 comments

“Motherfucker” is one word you could use to describe John McLaughlin. The legendary British jazz guitarist, along with his current band 4th Dimension, certainly lived up that pithy epithet last night in a show at the Melbourne Recital Centre as part of the Melbourne Festival. It was one of McLaughlin’s former band leaders, Miles Davis, who recognised...

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John McLaughlin: Black Light

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 in News | 0 comments

What first attracted me to jazz was that, unlike in classical music, I was actually able to still see in concert performers who created a musical style or genre. Guys like Mozart, Beethoven or Mahler were long gone, so all I could ever experience was someone else’s interpretation of these masters. In jazz, I was actually able to see Earl Hines, Benny...

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Reviews: McLaughlin, Chris McNulty, Ananda Sukarlan, Newpoli

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 in News | 0 comments

John McLaughlin’s magnificent new album more than justifies his disinclination to hang up his guitar. FUSION : Black Light Septuagenarian John McLaughlin, the silver-maned demigod of jazz-rock, shows no signs of slowing down as a guitar player, as a performance and recording artist or as a passionate prodder of musical boundaries. The urbane Englishman’s...

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