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Mahavishnu Orchestra


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.64 | 271 ratings

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4 stars The early recordings of John McLaughlin and the MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA remain amongst my favourites in the world of prog fusion. "Apocalypse" featured the re-formed MAHAV's line up with Jean Luc Ponty (violin) and Michel Walden (percussionist) and the added orchestral genius of George Martin. "Apocalypse" was a very different album from the early days of pure frenzied fusion and really takes classical and fusion a pulls them together in a leaner style. In 1974 the idea of meshing classical and contemporary sounds were very much in style and lots of progressive rock bands played in this arena. Make no mistake my friends, "Apocalypse" is pure genius and the progressive mix of orchestral jazz/prog/fusion will definitely keep you up at night. Songs build with full orchestral support into some pretty monumental musical moments. Of course there is still a whole lot of MAHAV instrumentation which will keep you amazed. McLaughlin's guitar with Ponty's violin strokes and Walden's drumming... what else could you ask for. Definitely an essential recording from my perspective and one that does something very different from the rest. A true progressive set... Brilliant...!
loserboy | 4/5 |


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