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The "Mahavishnu" Experience

Several years ago, I was lazing around on a Sunday in my appt in NJ, listening to a “Progressive Rock” Channel. I had been a die-hard fan of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin for years and had listened to almost all of their studio recordings by then. 1,951 more words

Bill Cobham

On October 1, 1973.

On October 1, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Spectrum”, the debut album by Billy Cobham. The album was recorded from May 14–May 16, 1973 at the “Electric Lady Studios”, in  New York City, and was produced by Ken Scott. 72 more words

Who Jeff Beck is?

“Jeff Beck is the best guitar player on the planet,” – Joe Perry
A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter in The New York Times (February 12, 2010). 276 more words


On August 14, 1971.

On August 14, 1971, Mahavishnu Orchestra released its first studio album “The Inner Mounting flame”. The album material was recorded in the first half of 1971 and was produced by Mahavishnu Orchestra. 52 more words

Sound & Motion Pictures: TV shows nostalgia 3

Here’s my third foray down memory lane, it’s time for the glam eighties! There are so many TV shows from that decade that I watched and liked but the following are the ones I consider most iconic. 179 more words

Odds And Ends

Don't You Know

A bit of chilled out funk, this is ‘Don’t You Know’ by Jan Hammer Group.

Heard this 70s group for the first time on a show tonight, but I realise I already knew one of Jan Hammer’s earlier projects, Mahavishnu Orchestra (check out the far more frenetic 1971 album ‘ 86 more words