John McLaughlin: Remember Shakti – Giriras Sudha

Regarded as one the worlds finest jazz fusion guitarists, John McLaughlin’s extraordinary guitar playing has inspired professional and aspiring guitarists for decades. His musical and spiritual path has led him to play in a depth of styles ranging from Jazz Fusion to Classical and Indian Music.

Some of his early session playing can be heard on Miles Davis’ In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. In his dynamic career John has also collaborated with a staggering range of brilliant musicians, such as Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, James Taylor, Carlos Santana, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea.

As a solo artist, John garnered success in the early seventies through his acoustic album My Goals Beyond. Shortly following this release saw John form the groundbreaking electric fusion group The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Through this band John created highly developed compositions delivered with unforeseen virtuosic ability. Later collaborations with guitarists Paco de Lucia and Al Di Meola are great examples of his acoustic abilities.

This clip features John Mclaughlin playing with his group Remember Shakti in 2000. This is a reunion of his 70’s group Shakti, which drew from Jazz and traditional Indian music. This piece is particularly inspiring as it shows John’s remarkable technique while also remaining melodic and engaging.


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