terça-feira, 28 de setembro de 2010

John McLaughlin - My Goal's Beyond (1970)

After bouncing around on a couple of labels (Douglas/Polydor/Ryko,) the CD reissue of this album ultimately ended up on KnitMedia. The startling thing about this record is that it points the way toward two directions McLaughlin would take in the future -- exploring Indian music and the acoustic guitar -- and this while he was in the thick of the burgeoning electronic jazz-rock movement. The first half is a John McLaughlin acoustic guitar tour de force, where he thwacks away with his energetic, single-minded intensity on three jazz standards and five originals (including one genuine self-penned classic, "Follow Your Heart") and adds a few percussion effects via overdubbing. The second half is devoted to a pair of marvelously intricate fusions of Indian rhythms and drones called "Peace One" and "Peace Two," with jazz flights from flutist/soprano saxophonist Dave Liebman, a simpatico encounter with future Mahavishnu cohorts Billy Cobham on drums and Jerry Goodman on violin, and Airto blending his sounds seamlessly with the Indian tambura and tabla. Throughout, McLaughlin's acoustic lines faultlessly straddle the line between the subcontinent and jazz, and the ethereal results still hold up beautifully today.
by Richard S. Ginell in All Music Guide

World Fusion

01 - Peace One (7:18)
02 - Peace Two (12:15)
03 - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (3:20)
04 - Something Spiritual (3:29)
05 - Hearts and Flowers (2:10)
06 - Phillip Lane (2:36)
07 - Waltz for Bill Evans (2:01)
08 - Follow Your Heart (3:19)
09 - Song for My Mother (2:34)
10 - Blue in Green (2:38)

John McLaughlin -- acoustic guitar
Billy Cobham -- drums
Jerry Goodman -- violin
Charlie Haden -- bass
Dave Liebman -- flute, soprano saxophone
Airto Moreira -- percussion
Badal Roy -- tabla
Mahalakshmi -- sruti box

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Gracias por estas bellezas que comparten con los mortales.
Saludos desde Chile