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Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame CD (album) cover


Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.26 | 841 ratings

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5 stars As a begginer in the world of jazz rock and fusion, I find this album of the Mahavishnu Orchestra a real gem as other reviewers have already stated.

Certainly the Meeting of The Spirits is one the most gorgeous piece of music I've ever heard, but the rest of the album stays in the same vein. So tight, so well played and crafted, with such intensity, even when the music gets near speed of light, that is almost unbelievable these people can do that. It is like you can feel a spiritual aura or mysticism (call it whatever you like) in this music pieces.

Every musician is flawless along the record, passionate and giving everything. McLaughlin and Goodman establish a real fiery and balanced fight between guitar and violin. I couldn't tell which is the winner, but let me tell you that, furthermore, the rhythm section and the piano arrangements are completely fantastic and full of dynamics all along the record. This is an album that you can't get tired of, so full of details, impressive improvisations and raging passion. The best of the Mahavishnu Orchestra catalog, and maybe the best in the genre (I'll have to investigate further! ;) ).

migue091 | 5/5 |


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