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John McLaughlin

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Studio Album, released in 1971

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Glancing Backwards (for Junior) - (8:54) (J.Surman)
2. Earth Bound Hearts - (4:15) (J.McLaughlin)
3. Where Fortune Smiles - (4:01) (J.Surman)
4. New Place, Old Place - (10:24) (J.McLaughlin)
5. Hope - (7:19) (J.McLaughlin)


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Line-up / Musicians

John McLaughlin - guitar
John Surman - soprano & baritone saxes (all except 3.)
Karl Berger - piano (all except 2.)
Dave Holland - bass (all except 2.3.)
Stu Martin - drums (all except 2.3.)


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Recorded at Apostolic Studios, New York City, late May 1970.
Produced by McLaughlin, Surman, Berger, Martin and Holland.
1971 LP
Dawn DNLS 3018 (GB)
Pye 12103
Teichiku UPS-524Y
Ariola 88 038 IT (Denmark)
Nippon-Columbia YS-2487 (Japan)
CD
Beat Goes On 2779 191 2
One Way Records 7676 29312 2

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3.10
(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
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Review by Sean Trane
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3 stars I always had problems consider this a full-fledged McLaughlin album, it is more of an equal partnership between him and saxman Surman. And to be quite truthful, this album sticks out like a sore thumb in McLaughlin's discography as it is probably the closest thing he ever did to free-jazz. This superstar line-up comprises legendary Dave Holland, Surman and McLaughlin, drummer Stu Martin and German vibraphonist Karl Berger.

For those fearing the free jazz etiquette I gave just above, please do not. Yes, the album does have strong atonal or dissonant intervention, but we are still far away from Ornette Coleman and Pharoah Sanders or Keith Tippet's later 70's works. The improv taking place in the opening Glancing Backwards contrast strongly with the cool jazz of Earth Bound Hearts (awful transcription to Cd, BTW on the BGO label), while the title track is more of a solo of vibraphone Berger (amazingly on a Surman composition). New Place picks up where the opening track had left off and is quite homage to the later Coltrane (just before his death) and actually quite a stunner. Actually this track is one of my fave in the improvised free- jazz genre. The following Hope is another corker and the more accessible on the album as the improvs stay in more conventional canvas.

A rather difficult album, and not really recommended as an intro to McLaughlin's career, not even in the first ten album.

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Review by J-Man
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3 stars Though it is often regarded as an album recorded under the leadership of guitarist John McLaughlin, Where Fortune Smiles is more truthfully an equal collaboration between McLaughlin and saxophonist John Surman. Recorded in 1970 and released the following year, this is an ambitious free-jazz release that hardly resembles the style of fusion that McLaughlin is most renowned for. With its loose structure and dissonant melodies, Where Fortune Smiles may not be an album for everybody, but it's still an interesting purchase for curious jazz collectors.

As I've previously mentioned, Where Fortune Smiles should not be looked at as a John McLaughlin solo observation, and maybe even viewing it as a collaboration between McLaughlin and Surman is a bit unfair. Although all of the tracks are credited to the aforementioned musicians, the compositions are so loose in their structure that the direction of the music largely depends on where the soloist decides to take the piece and how bassist Dave Holland and drummer Stu Martin decide to hold the song together. It's a challenging listen for sure, especially if you're not well-versed in free jazz, but each track still has a distinct melody to latch onto. The solos are consistently enjoyable, with Karl Berger's frantic vibraphone work stealing the show for me. The man's playing is simply outstanding, and the other musicians deliver great performances as well.

Some of the tracks here - namely, "Glancing Backwards", "New Place, Old Place", and "Hope" - are totally off the wall jam sessions, but there are some more mellow tracks to break up the madness with "Earth Bound Hearts" and "Where Fortune Smiles". The former features some nice soloing from John Surman, and the latter has some great melodic playing from both John McLaughlin and Karl Berger. While I wouldn't call either of them particularly standout tracks, they serve as effective breaks from the dense and highly improvisational nature of the other tunes.

On the whole, it's a bit tough to recommend Where Fortune Smiles since it is such an improvisational and difficult listen, but I don't think avant-jazz aficionados would regret picking this one up at all. While I personally demand a bit more structure from my jazz music, I still found plenty to enjoy here. Where Fortune Smiles is a cool little album from a quintet that I wish recorded more material, and while it may not be essential, it's a nice bridge between free jazz, post-bop, and fusion.

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3 stars A great companion to McLaughlin`s phenomenal 1969 debut Extrapolation with a renewed association with supersaxman John Surman. Again, this is not really a McLaughlin solo effort but a collaborative effort with four outstanding musicians from the post bop school conducting elaborate free-form jazz ... (read more)

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