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Guitarist John McLaughlin Talks Mahavishnu, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix

Jeff Perlah writes: When jazz-fusion guitarist John McLaughlin teamed up with trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis in 1969, the results were astonishing. McLaughlin’s technical precision and exotic inventiveness were major components of Davis’s eclectic approach on such albums as… 1,191 more words


Album : Birds of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra

The album opens with a couple  gong strikes, the band starts to filter in with the violin laying down a riff, the drums come in and then boom, guitar and violin play together with the guitar taking a wicked solo and the band still doing their thing in support.   742 more words

Miami Vice composer Jan Hammer turns 69

One of the most iconic things about the 80s hit TV show Miami Vice was the tunes.

In addition to the fashion, colors and Ferraris that Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas) rolled in, the music elevated the show. 83 more words


Anatomy of THE Groove: "One To One" by Jan Hammer Group

Jan Hammer is known by most American’s as a keyboardist who scored many films and TV shows-namely the iconic theme to Miami Vice. Interestingly,the unique sound of that particular theme song gave an indication just what sort of musician Hammer was. 364 more words


Totally Wired

Growing up there were four guitarists that were always mentioned when it came to dudes that changed the game when it came to rock and roll guitar. 1,726 more words

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