Nom de l'artiste : John McLaughlin
Date : 20 avril 2010
Label : Abstract Logix
ASIN : B00377V6G0
Nombre de disques : 1
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File Name: John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension - To The One 
Description: John McLaughlin is an English jazz fusion guitarist and composer.
He played with Tony Williams's group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his landmark
electric jazz-fusion albums In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, and Jack Johnson.
His 1970s electric band, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, performed a technically virtuosic
and complex style of music that fused eclectic jazz and rock with eastern and Indian influences.
His guitar playing includes a range of styles and genres, including jazz, Indian classical music,
Western classical music, and has influenced many other guitarists. He has also incorporated
flamenco music in some of his acoustic recordings. The Indian tabla maestro Zakir Hussain
has called John McLaughlin "one of the greatest and one of the important musicians of our times".
In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone magazine list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
McLaughlin has been cited as a major influence on many generations from the '70s and '80s fusion guitarists,
prominent players such as Steve Morse, Eric Johnson, Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, and Scott Henderson.
His influence did not stop in the 80's, as hardcore punk guitarist Greg Ginn of Black Flag cited
Birds of Fire by The Mahavishnu Orchestra which inspired him to record more progressive guitar
work and even record instrumental songs. Current
players still hold him as highly influential, including Omar Rodriguez of The Mars Volta.
According to Pat Metheny, McLaughlin has changed the evolution of the guitar during several of his
periods of playing. McLaughlin is also considered a major influence on composers in the fusion genre.
In an interview with Downbeat, Chick Corea remarked that "...what John McLaughlin did with the
electric guitar set the world on its ear. No one ever heard an electric guitar played like that before,
and it certainly inspired me. John's band, more than my experience with Miles, led me to want to turn
the volume up and write music that was more dramatic and made your hair stand on end".
In 2010, Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive".
With his new album To The One, iconic guitarist, composer and 2010 Grammy Winner John McLaughlin
looks backwards and forwards simultaneously. The six original songs are hauntingly evocative -
with roiling rhythmic swells, modal expanses, and telepathic group interaction echoing the profound
influence of John Coltrane's 1965 spiritual jazz masterpiece A Love Supreme.
The music of To The One was set down in the studio with very few overdubs,
by McLaughlin's current performing outfit, the Fourth Dimension: Gary Husband (keyboards, drums),
Etienne M'Bappe (electric bass), and Mark Mondesir (drums).
Compositional devices clearly inspired by Coltrane are fused with elements of McLaughlin's own
multifaceted approach, all delivered with a group empathy and shared vision that harkens back to
Coltrane's fearless mid-'60s quartet of Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Jimmy Garrison.
The effect of Jones' kaleidoscopic approach to rhythm and
drumming is especially felt, brilliantly recast and explored via McLaughlin's gift for complex metrical
the Fourth Dimension: Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), Etienne M'Bappe (electric bass),
and Mark Mondesir (drums)
`To The One`  @320k
2. Special Beings
3. The Fine Line
4. Lost and Found
6. To the One
Format : MP3
Présence des Covers : Oui
Genre : Jazz
Nombre de fichiers et tailles : 1 x 92 Mo
Taille totale :92,00 Mo
Total du post: 92,00 Mo
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