John McLaughlin

Guitarist. Born 4 January 1942
John McLaughlin
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1942-01-04
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John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin Biography (Wikipedia)

John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942), also known as "Mahavishnu John", is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz, combined with elements of rock, Indian classical music, Western classical music, flamenco, and blues. He is one of the pioneering figures in fusion.

After contributing to several key British groups of the early 1960s, McLaughlin made Extrapolation, his first album as a bandleader, in 1969. He then moved to the U.S., where he played with Tony Williams's group Lifetime and then with Miles Davis on his electric jazz-fusion albums In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Jack Johnson, and On the Corner. His 1970s electric band, the Mahavishnu Orchestra, performed a technically virtuosic and complex style of music that fused electric jazz and rock with Indian influences.

McLaughlin's solo on "Miles Beyond" from his album Live at Ronnie Scott's won the 2018 Grammy Award for the Best Improvised Jazz Solo. He has been awarded multiple "Guitarist of the Year" and "Best Jazz Guitarist" awards from magazines such as DownBeat and Guitar Player based on reader polls. In 2003, he was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In 2009, DownBeat included McLaughlin in its unranked list of "75 Great Guitarists", in the "Modern Jazz Maestros" category. In 2012, Guitar World magazine ranked him 63rd on its top 100 list. In 2010, Jeff Beck called McLaughlin "the best guitarist alive," and Pat Metheny has also described him as the world's greatest guitarist.

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John McLaughlin Tracks

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Naima
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Mahavishnu Orchestra
You Know, You Know
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You Know, You Know
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raju
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raju
Carlos Santana
A Love Supreme
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A Love Supreme
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Peace Piece
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Peace Piece
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La danse du bonheur
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La danse du bonheur
John Surman
Earth Bound Hearts (feat. John McLaughlin, Karl Berger, Dave Holland & Stu Martin)
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Earth Bound Hearts (feat. John McLaughlin, Karl Berger, Dave Holland & Stu Martin)
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Inside Out
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Inside Out
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Awakening (feat. John McLaughlin)
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Awakening (feat. John McLaughlin)
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Zakir
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Zakir
Miles Davis
Honky Tonk
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Honky Tonk
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This Is For Us To Share
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This Is For Us To Share
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It's About That Time (Cellar Door, 17 Dec 1970, 2nd Set)
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It's About That Time (Cellar Door, 17 Dec 1970, 2nd Set)
John McLaughlin
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Shakti
Two Sisters
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Two Sisters
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Phillip Lane
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Phillip Lane
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Peace One
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Peace One
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My Romance
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My Romance
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Siren
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Siren
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My Foolish Heart
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My Foolish Heart
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Be Happy
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Be Happy
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Rhythmic
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Rhythmic
John McLaughlin
No Blues (Live)
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No Blues (Live)
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Rene's Theme
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Rene's Theme
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Devotion
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Devotion
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension
Trancefusion
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Trancefusion
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Wonderfall
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Wonderfall
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Echoes from Then
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Echoes from Then
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It's Funny
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It's Funny
Shakti
India
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Shakti
Bridge Of Sighs
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Bridge Of Sighs
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Loro
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Loro
John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra
John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Smile of The Beyond
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John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Smile of The Beyond

John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Smile of The Beyond

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John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension
To The One
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To The One
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New York On My Mind
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New York On My Mind
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension
Maharina
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Maharina
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For Jaco
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For Jaco
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Naima
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Naima
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Que Alegria
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Que Alegria
John McLaughlin
Phenomenon: Compulsion
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Phenomenon: Compulsion
John Mclaughlin
Binky's Beam
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Binky's Beam

Binky's Beam

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John McLaughlin
Extrapolation
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Extrapolation
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