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John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin
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John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England), also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer. His music includes many genres of jazz, and rock, which he coupled with an interest in Indian classical music to become one of the pioneering figures in fusion. He is best known for founding Mahavishnu Orchestra, which stands as one of the most enduring bands of the 70s fusion explosion. During a Mahavishnu hiatus in the mid 70s, he formed Shakti, exploring a more acoustic direction. He has also maintained a notable solo career.
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John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — Black Light John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — Black Light
(Abstract Logix ABLX 050, 2015, CD)
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — The Boston Record John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — The Boston Record
(Abstract Logix ABLX 042, 2014, CD)
Gary Husband — Dirty & Beautiful Volume 2 Gary Husband — Dirty & Beautiful Volume 2
(Abstract Logix ABLX 033, 2012, CD)
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — Now Here This John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — Now Here This
(Abstract Logix ABLX 037, 2012, CD)
Ranjit Barot — Bada Boom Ranjit Barot — Bada Boom
(Abstract Logix ABLX 026, 2010, CD)
Gary Husband — Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1 Gary Husband — Dirty & Beautiful Volume 1
(Abstract Logix ABLX 027, 2010, CD)
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — To the One John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension — To the One
(Abstract Logix ABLX 027, 2010, CD)
Chick Corea & John McLaughlin — Five Peace Band Live Chick Corea & John McLaughlin — Five Peace Band Live
(Concord CRE-31397-02, 2009, 2CD)
John McLaughlin — Floating Point John McLaughlin — Floating Point
(Abstract Logix ABLX 011, 2008, CD)
Bob Belden — Miles from India Bob Belden — Miles from India
(Times Square TSQ-CD-1808, 2008, 2CD)
John McLaughlin — Industrial Zen John McLaughlin — Industrial Zen
(Verve 0602498393284, 2006, CD)
John McLaughlin — Thieves and Poets John McLaughlin — Thieves and Poets
(Verve B0000137-02, 2004, CD)
Remember Shakti — Saturday Night in Bombay Remember Shakti — Saturday Night in Bombay
(Verve 440 014 164-2, 2001, CD)
Remember Shakti — The Believer Remember Shakti — The Believer
(Verve 549 207-2, 2000, CD)
John McLaughlin — John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts John McLaughlin — John McLaughlin Montreux Concerts
(Warner Bros 50-50466-9701-21, 1999/2003, 17CD)
Remember Shakti — Remember Shakti Remember Shakti — Remember Shakti
(Verve 559 945-2, 1999, 2CD)
Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis Miles Davis — Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis
(Columbia CK 67909, 1997, CD)
John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — The Guitar Trio John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — The Guitar Trio
(Verve 314 533 215-2, 1996, CD)
Miles Davis — Aura Miles Davis — Aura
(Columbia CK 63962, 1989/2011, CD)
John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu — Adventures in Radioland John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu — Adventures in Radioland
(Relativity 88561-8081-6, 1986, CD)
Miles Davis — You're under Arrest Miles Davis — You're under Arrest
(Columbia CD 26447, 1985/1991, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Mahavishnu Mahavishnu Orchestra — Mahavishnu
(Wounded Bird WOU 5190, 1984/2002, CD)
John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Passion, Grace & Fire John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Passion, Grace & Fire
(Columbia CK 38645, 1983/2001, CD)
John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Friday Night in San Francisco John McLaughlin / Al Di Meola / Paco de Lucía — Friday Night in San Francisco
(Columbia CK 65168, 1981/1997, CD)
John McLaughlin / Jaco Pastorius / Tony Williams — Trio of Doom John McLaughlin / Jaco Pastorius / Tony Williams — Trio of Doom
(Columbia 82796 96450 2, 1979/2007, CD)
Shakti with John McLaughlin — A Handful of Beauty Shakti with John McLaughlin — A Handful of Beauty
(Columbia 494448 2, 1977/1999, CD)
Shakti with John McLaughlin — Natural Elements Shakti with John McLaughlin — Natural Elements
(Columbia 489773 2, 1977/1999, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra / John McLaughlin — Inner Worlds Mahavishnu Orchestra / John McLaughlin — Inner Worlds
(Columbia CK 52923, 1976/1994, CD)
Stanley Clarke — School Days Stanley Clarke — School Days
(Epic EK 36975, 1976/2005, CD)
Shakti — Shakti with John McLaughlin Shakti — Shakti with John McLaughlin
(Columbia CK 46868, 1976/1991, CD)
Stanley Clarke — Journey to Love Stanley Clarke — Journey to Love
(Epic EK 36974, 1975/2005, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Visions of the Emerald Beyond Mahavishnu Orchestra — Visions of the Emerald Beyond
(Columbia PC 33411, 1975, LP)
Mahavishnu Orchestra with The London Symphony Orchestra — Apocalypse Mahavishnu Orchestra with The London Symphony Orchestra — Apocalypse
(Columbia CK 46111, 1974/1990, CD)
Miles Davis — Big Fun Miles Davis — Big Fun
(Columbia C2K 63973, 1974/2000, 2CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Between Nothingness and Eternity Mahavishnu Orchestra — Between Nothingness and Eternity
(Columbia CK 32766, 1973/1985, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — Birds of Fire Mahavishnu Orchestra — Birds of Fire
(Columbia KC 31996, 1973, LP)
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin — Love Devotion Surrender Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin — Love Devotion Surrender
(Columbia CK 32034, 1973/1988, CD)
Santana — Welcome Santana — Welcome
(Columbia CK 85944, 1973/2003, CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Inner Mounting Flame Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Inner Mounting Flame
(Columbia KC 31067, 1971, LP)
Miles Davis — Jack Johnson (aka A Tribute to Jack Johnson) Miles Davis — Jack Johnson (aka A Tribute to Jack Johnson)
(Columbia CK 93599, 1971/2005, CD)
Miles Davis — Live-Evil Miles Davis — Live-Evil
(Columbia C2K 65135, 1971/1997, 2CD)
Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Lost Trident Sessions Mahavishnu Orchestra — The Lost Trident Sessions
(Columbia CK 65959, 1971/1999, CD)
John McLaughlin — My Goal's Beyond John McLaughlin — My Goal's Beyond
(Douglas Music AD-03, 1971/2004, CD)
Miles Davis — Bitches Brew Miles Davis — Bitches Brew
(Columbia C2K 65774, 1970/1999, 2CD)
Miles Davis — Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary Miles Davis — Bitches Brew 40th Anniversary
(Columbia 88875079792, 1970/2015, 3CD+DVD)
Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions Miles Davis — The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions
(Columbia C4K 65570, 1970/1998, 4CD)
John McLaughlin — Devotion John McLaughlin — Devotion
(Fuel2000 302 061 133 2, 1970/2000, CD)
Larry Coryell — Spaces Larry Coryell — Spaces
(Vanguard VMD 79345, 1970/2012, CD)
Jack Bruce — Things We Like Jack Bruce — Things We Like
(Polygram 835 244-2, 1970/2003, CD)
The Tony Williams Lifetime — (Turn It Over) The Tony Williams Lifetime — (Turn It Over)
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2257, 1970/2011, CD)
The Tony Williams Lifetime — Emergency! The Tony Williams Lifetime — Emergency!
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2256, 1969/2011, CD)
John McLaughlin — Extrapolation John McLaughlin — Extrapolation
(Polydor 841 598-2, 1969/1991, CD)
Miles Davis — In a Silent Way Miles Davis — In a Silent Way
(Columbia CK 86556, 1969/2002, CD)

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