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InnaGaddaDaVida

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John Mclaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra
« on: August 26, 2016, 01:47:24 PM »
After contributing to several key British groups of the early 1960s McLaughlin made Extrapolation, his first album as a bandleader, in 1969. He then moved to the U.S., where he played with Tony Williams's group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his electric jazz-fusion albums In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute to Jack Johnson, and On the Corner.

His 1970s electric band, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, performed a technically virtuosic and complex style of music that fused electric jazz and rock with Indian influences.

Here is a sampling of their work:

Inner Mounting Flame Album      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ofh_S52Uks

Live in Munich       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAMx_nkKqDg

Birds Of Fire Album     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q8mWtszpcM
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Re: John Mclaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2016, 02:15:11 AM »
Great stuff, some awesome jamming on Inner Mounting Flame, and Birds Of Fire. A few others I picked up over the years include...
The lost Trident Sessions 1973:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFmZm3EqvA0

Also from the totally revamped second lineup in 1975
Visions Of The Emerald Beyond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CQJd7Y6sO8
This album has it's share of good playing.

I tracked down and purchased a year or two ago a bootleg on ebay from someone in Puerto Rico of the 1972 Mar Y Sol Festival, which contains an awesome version of Noonward Race. It is also up on you tube, this is REAL good.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4jbRHgI8Sw
Billy Cobham & Jan Hammer are on fire here.

Here is another version of Noonward Race from BBC 1972:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10a45mgMGcY

Awakening Live 8/23/72 Festival De Chateauvallo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PaOSPBopkI

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Re: John Mclaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 09:32:32 PM »
The Dance of Maya (unreleased live version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb-6vm58DX4
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