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Fusion guitarist John McLaughlin joins Alyn Shipton to select the best of his recordings, covering the early part of his career in Britain, his album Extrapolation.

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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Sat 1 Nov 2008 16:00

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  • John McLaughlin

    Extrapolation

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

    • Extrapolation.
    • Polydor.
    • 8415982.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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