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John McLaughlin

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Artist's Top Tracks

La Estiba Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola 05:50
Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía 11:31
Manhã De Carnaval John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola 06:14
Beyond The Mirage Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola 06:10
Espiritu Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola 05:30
Extrapolation John McLaughlin 03:52
Short Tales of the Black Forest Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía 08:42
Meeting of the Spirits Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía 13:30
El Pañuelo Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucía 07:57
Miles Out John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra 06:43

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Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho
Short Tales of the Black Forest
Frevo Rasgado
Fantasia Suite

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Biography

John McLaughlin is a British jazz, jazz fusion, progressive and psychedelic rock guitarist who was born into a musical family and studied music as a child. He had stints playing with Alexis Korner, Georgie Fame and Brian Auger. John McLaughlin joined the Graham Bond Quartet - featuring Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker - in the early 1960s. He went on to collaborate with artists such as Tony Williams, Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. In 1971, he founded the Mahavishnu Orchestra and released critically acclaimed albums such as The Inner Mounting Flame (1971), Birds of Fire (1973), and Inner Worlds (1976). As a solo artist and bandleader, he released the albums Extrapolation (1969), Devotion (1970), Electric Guitarist (1978), Belo Horizonte (1981), Que Alegria (1992), The Promise (1995), Thieves and Poets (2003), Floating Point (2008), Now Here This (2012) and Black Light (2015). Over the years, he has collaborated with many musicians including Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Carlos Santana, Dave Holland, Shankar Mahadevan and many others. In 2021, John McLaughlin released the album Liberation Time, which was recorded during the pandemic lockdown. The album features musical assistance from Gary Husband, Julian Siegel, Vinnie Colaiuta, Sam Burgess, Etienne MBappe, Ranjit Barot, and many others.