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John McLaughlin


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.93 | 67 ratings

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5 stars John McLaughlin solo debut is excellent jazz album. With great sax player John Surman on the front, this album sounds as great now as some decades ago when it was recorded.

Still not fusion, but more electro-acoustic post-bop, but on the edge of the new era. McLaughlin's guitar is fast and technical, but still not a soloing instrument on this album. You will enjoy jazzy atmosphere more than electric guitar attacks of his later albums.

Compositions all are well balanced and melodic, musicians participated are high class jazz artists. One of the top albums on the end of post-bop era, it's still too much an jazz album for real fusion fan. And it's only weak point of this great release.

Must have for true jazz lovers and McLaughlin fans though. No doubt - 4,5!

snobb | 5/5 |


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