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John McLaughlin


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.36 | 52 ratings

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4 stars John McLaughlin returned slightly to the previous sound or tendency of early 70's with Mahavishnu Orchestra. The record may have sounded dated in the end of 70's because its sound went more backwards in the timeline than forward. The line-up is star-filled; they have enough chops to make this a double album. Playing qualities certainly does not disappoint, nor does the variety of styles featured. For the first time, we even have a slightly post-bop adventure (the longest track) with hints of fusion "Do You Hear the Voices that You Left Behind" that has a lot of excellent soloing to offer. Latin jazz fans will be please with the Santana- latin number "Friendship" with the master behind. "Every Tear from Every Eye" has both relaxed Mahavishnu and Return to Forever feeling thanks electric piano. You can certainly quickly recognized the drumming torpedo behind "Phenomenon Compulsion" accompanied with distorted and edgy electric guitar, pity that this track is too short. "My foolish heart" is a relaxing solo guitar piece. A recommended album to listen to.
sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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