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Jazz Library, John McLaughlin Episode 1 of 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 01 November 2008

Fusion guitarist John McLaughlin joins Alyn Shipton to look back at the early part of his career in Britain, leading up to his celebrated album Extrapolation, and recounting the chain of events that led to him going to New York to play with Miles Davis and in The Tony Williams Lifetime. He follows this through to the birth of the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin Extrapolation

    Composer: McLaughlin Performers: John Surman bar; John McLaughlin, g; Brian Odges, b; Tony Oxley, d. 18 Jan 1969

    Extrapolation, Polydor, 8415982

  • Image for John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin Binky's Beam

    Composer: McLaughlin Performers: John Surman bar; John McLaughlin, g; Brian Odges, b; Tony Oxley, d. 18 Jan 1969

    Extrapolation, Polydor, 8415982

  • Image for Gordon Beck

    Gordon Beck These Boots are Made for Walking

    Composer: Hazelwood Performers: Gordon Beck, p, elp; John McLaughlin, g; Jeff Clyne, b; Tony Oxley, d. August 1967.

    Experiments with Pops, Art of Life, 1001-2

  • Image for The Tony Williams Lifetime

    The Tony Williams Lifetime Allah Be Praised

    Composer: Young Performers: John McLaughlin, g; Larry Young, org; Jack Bruce, b; Tony Williams, d. 17 Jan 1970.

    John McLaughlin Compact Jazz, Verve, 516 114-2

  • Image for Graham Bond

    Graham Bond Grass Is Greener

    Composer: Bond Performers: Graham Bond, org, as; John McLaughlin, g; Jack Bruce, b; Ginger Baker, d. [also available on Rhino]

    Solid Bond, Sunrise, 4010 1042

  • Image for The Tony Williams Lifetime

    The Tony Williams Lifetime Emergency

    Composer: Williams Performers: John McLaughlin, g; Larry Young, org; Tony Williams, d. 26 May 1969.

    John McLaughlin Compact Jazz, Verve, 516 114-2

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers In ASilent Way

    Composer: Davis Performers: Miles Davis, t; Wayne Shorter, ss; Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, el p; Joe Zawinul, org; John McLaughlin, g; Dave Holland, b; Tony Williams, d. 18 Feb 1969.

    In A Silent Way, Columbia, 86556

  • Image for Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Charlie Parker's Reboppers Right Off Take 10

    Composer: Davis Performers: Miles Davis, t; Steve Grossman, ss; Herbie Hancock, org; John McLaughlin, g; Michael Henderson, b; Billy Cobham, d. 7 April 1970.

    Complete Jack Johnson Sessions, Columbia, 86359 CD 3

  • Image for Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Mahavishnu Orchestra Meeting of the Spirits

    Composer: McLaughlin Performers: John McLaughlin, g; Billy Cobham, d; Rick Laird, b; Jan Hammer, kb; Jerry Goodman, vn. Recorded 1972.

    Inner Mounting Flame, Columbia, CK 31067

  • Image for Mahavishnu Orchestra

    Mahavishnu Orchestra Thousand Island Park

    Composer: McLaughlin Performers: John McLaughlin, g; Billy Cobham, d; Rick Laird, b; Jan Hammer, kb; Jerry Goodman, vn. Recorded 1972/3.

    Birds of Fire, Columbia, 65321

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