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Shakti - 100% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz
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Mahavishnu Orchestra - 95% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Led by guitarist John McLaughlin (4 January 1942, Yorkshire, England), between 1972 and 1976 the Mahavishnu Orchestra played a leading part in the creation of jazz rock fusion music. Mahavishnu was the name given to McLaughlin by his Hindu guru Snr i Chimnoy, and the unit’s early work showed the influence of Indian ragas. The first line-up included several musicians who Read more

Return To Forever - 67% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This jazz fusion group originally featured Chick Corea (Armando Anthony Corea, 12 June 1941, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA; keyboards), Joe Farrell (b. Joseph Carl Firrantello, 16 December 1937, Chicago Heights, Illinois, USA, d. 10 January 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA; soprano saxophone/flute), Flora Purim (b. 6 March 1942, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; vocals), Stanley Cla Read more

Larry Coryell - 62% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 April 1943, Galveston, Texas, USA. Coryell grew up in the state of Washington. He first worked as a guitarist in 1958 when he formed a rock ‘n’ roll band with keyboard player Michael Mandel. In 1965 he relocated to New York and joined Chico Hamilton’s band, overlapping with the legendary guitarist Gabor Szabo, whom he eventually replaced. In 1966 he formed F Read more

Joe Zawinul - 59% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Josef Erich Zawinul, 7 July 1932, Landstraße, Vienna, Austria, d. 11 September 2007, Vienna, Austria. After studying music at the Vienna Conservatory, Zawinul’s musical ambitions soon outgrew the limited opportunities for a jazz musician in Austria shortly after the war, but financial necessity meant that he spent the 50s almost exclusively involved in local sessi Read more

Jean-Luc Ponty - 57% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 September 1942, Avranches, France. Ponty grew up in an intensely musical home environment. His father ran a local music school, teaching violin, and his mother taught piano. He was a proficient pianist and violinist while still very young and at the age of 11 he added clarinet to his instrumental arsenal. After studying classical violin at the Conservatoire National Sup&e Read more

Allan Holdsworth - 56% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
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Weather Report - 54% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Funk Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded by Joe Zawinul (Josef Erich Zawinul, 7 July 1932, Landstraße, Vienna, Austria, d. 11 September 2007, Vienna, Austria; keyboards) and Wayne Shorter (b. 25 August 1933, Newark, New Jersey, USA; reeds). The highly accomplished Weather Report was one of the groups credited with inventing jazz rock fusion music in the early 70s. The two founders had worked together Read more

Mike Stern - 52% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 January 1953, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. While always a rock-orientated electric guitarist, Stern’s forays into contemporary jazz have never lacked edge or excitement. A student of Pat Metheny while at Berklee College Of Music, his first break came in 1976, when he joined Blood, Sweat And Tears. He worked with seminal fusion drummer Billy Cobham towards the end of t Read more

Billy Cobham - 51% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Cobham, 16 May 1944, Panama. Cobham began playing drums while growing up in New York City, to where his family had moved while he was still a small child. He studied at the city’s High School of Music before entering military service. In the army he played in a band and by the time of his discharge had achieved a high level of proficiency. In the late 60s he pla Read more

Al Di Meola - 49% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock
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Oregon - 49% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This inventive and influential progressive jazz chamber group was formed in 1970 from the nucleus of the Paul Winter Consort, an aggregation led by Paul Winter. Oregon originally comprised Ralph Towner (1 March 1940, Chehalis, Washington, USA; guitar, keyboards), Collin Walcott (b. 24 April 1945, New York City, USA, d. 8 November 1984, Magdeburg, Germany; percussion, sitar, Read more

Tony Williams - 47% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 December 1945, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 23 February 1997, Daly City, California, USA. Williams was raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where his father, an amateur musician, encouraged him to take up drums. Williams studied with Alan Dawson and was sitting in at local clubs before he entered his teens. At the age of 15, he was freelancing in and around Boston and had alrea Read more

John Abercrombie - 46% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 December 1944, Portchester, New York, USA. After studying at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Abercrombie spent four years playing guitar in Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith’s group. Touring with an established band offered him the kind of practical study that was ideal after Berklee’s academic hothouse of the late 60s. Moving back to New York in 1969, his a Read more

Jonas Hellborg - 45% match to John McLaughlin

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Funk Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
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1958, Gothenburg, Sweden. Classically trained as a bass player, Hellborg also listened to contemporary rock and pop and as a teenager was turned towards jazz through hearing albums by John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra. He soon began moving more deeply into jazz during the 70s. In particular he was fascinated by the free jazz phenomenon while at the same time he exp Read more


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