Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu

Mahavishnu
11 ratings
List Price: $14.98
Price: $13.48
You Save: $1.50 (10% Off)
Temporarily Out of Stock: We'll get more as soon as possible
Notify Me When Available
Format:  CD
sku:  33C6X
on most orders of $50+
Brand New

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: June 11, 2002
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Radio-Activity
  • 2.Nostalgia
  • 3.Nightriders
  • 4.East Side, West Side
  • 5.Clarendon Hills
  • 6.Jazz
  • 7.The Unbeliever
  • 8.Pacific Express
  • 9.When Blue Turns Gold

Product Description:

Mahavishnu Orchestra: John McLaughlin (guitar, Synclavier); Bill Evans (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute); Mitchell Forman (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Jonas Hellborg (bass); Billy Cobham (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel: Katia Labeque (piano, keyboards, Synclavier); Danny Gottlieb, Hari Prasad Charurasia, Zakir Hassain (percussion).
Recorded at Ramses Studios, Paris, France in May 1984.
Personnel: John McLaughlin (guitar, synthesizer, Synclavier); Bill Evans (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Mitchel Forman (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Katia LabÅ que (piano, synthesizer, Synclavier); Jonas Hellborg (bass guitar, fretless bass); Billy Cobham (drums, percussion); Hariprasad Chaurasia, Danny Gottlieb, Zakir Hussain (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Brian Risner; Jean Louis Rizet.
Recording information: Ramses Studio, Paris, France (04/1984-05/1984).
Photographer: Arthur Elgort.
John McLaughlin resurrected the esteemed old Mahavishnu Orchestra for his mid-'80s quintet, even getting old mate Billy Cobham to fill the drum slot on the band's first album. But this is an entirely different conception than any of the '70s Mahavishnu outfits. The sound is cooler, less strident, more thoroughly dominated by advanced electronic textures -- including a sleekly elegant digital guitar played through a Synclavier. Instead of a violin, Bill Evans contributes some swirling and sometimes bop-flavored work on saxes, and McLaughlin gets mobile but not overly combustible support from keyboardist Mitch Forman and bassist Jonas Hellborg. The homages continue; the opening of "Nostalgia" is exactly that, a throwback to "In a Silent Way" as filtered through digital gear. While this is undeniably prog-minded, beautifully played electric music, it is not terribly absorbing; the quality of the material and the intensity level aren't too high. ~ Richard S. Ginell

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 3.6
Based on 11 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Get Email Alerts for Mahavishnu Orchestra

Product Info

  • UPC: 664140519022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Open Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)