John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra
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Cat #: HL-700146

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Edition: Paperback Book, Score (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Violin, etc.)

Description: 152 Pages

This book contains John's own “miniature scores” to 28 classic Mahavishnu songs.

John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra was the most influential band of the 1970s fusion jazz movement. Fresh from turning the jazz world upside down on Miles Davis immortal In a Silent Way, John McLaughlin teamed with Jan Hammer, Rick Laird, Billy Cobham, and Jerry Goodman to form the Mahavishnu Orchestra, an amazing fusion of jazz, blues, rock and Indian music.

This scored folio was originally published by Warner Bros. back in the 70s and was a fairly strong seller throughout the early 80s. The name, John McLaughlin, is essential to any conversation regarding great guitarists, particularly when talking about jazz or jazz fusion. McLaughlin has played with Miles Davis, Carlos Santana, Larry Coryell, Al Di Meola, Jan Hammer, Wayne Shorter, The Rolling Stones, Jean Luc-Ponty, Billy Cobham and many other prominent Jazz Fusion and Rock musicians. Miles Davis himself once said that McLaughlin was his favorite guitarist.

Arranged in score format, the book contains parts for guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, violin and other instruments as needed.

The book contains music from four of John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra's classic albums, with two of the recordings, The Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire, considered to be among the greatest Fusion albums of all-time. Spiritually influenced, McLaughlin captures the essence of his Hinduism inspiration. This book contains John's own miniature scores to 28 classic Mahavishnu songs including A Lotus on Irish Streams * Awakening * Be Happy * Birds of Fire * Celestial Terrestrial * Commuters * Dawn * Dream * Earth Ship * Eternity's Breath * Faith * Hope * If I Could See * Lila's Dance * Meeting of the Spirits * Miles Beyond * Noonward Race * On the Way Home to Earth * One Word * Open Country Joy * Opus I * Pastoral * Resolution * Sanctuary * Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love * The Dance of Maya * Thousand Island Park * Vital Transformation * You Know, You Know.