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Live at the Royal Festival Hall
     

Live at the Royal Festival Hall

by John McLaughlin Trio
 

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The Mahavishnu revival misadventure now over and done with, John McLaughlin fields a quieter, stripped-down trio in London's Royal Festival Hall and gets far more pleasingly musical results. Engaging in interplay at all kinds of tempos with bassist Kai Eckhardt and supported by the fleet, subtle drums and

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The Mahavishnu revival misadventure now over and done with, John McLaughlin fields a quieter, stripped-down trio in London's Royal Festival Hall and gets far more pleasingly musical results. Engaging in interplay at all kinds of tempos with bassist Kai Eckhardt and supported by the fleet, subtle drums and percussion of Trilok Gurtu, McLaughlin concentrates his energies on the acoustic guitar. Now and then, he flips a switch and plays through a guitar synthesizer whose broad attacks and occasional organ-like timbres often compensate nicely for the lack of a keyboardist. This trio encourages McLaughlin to display a funkier touch on his instrument without giving up any blinding speed; "Pasha's Love" contains unison flurries as furious as any from the first Mahavishnu group, only at a lower volume level. The final "Blues for L.W." (Lech Walesa) climaxes with some vocal Indian syllabic jamming that joyously rounds out the concert.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042283443624
catalogNumber:
834436

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Performance Credits

John McLaughlin Trio   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Trilok Gurtu   Percussion
John McLaughlin   Acoustic Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar,Track Performer
Kai Eckhardt-Karpeh   Electric Bass
Kai Eckhardt   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Carlos Albrecht   Engineer
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Stefan Winter   Producer
Forman   Composer
Abraham Wechter   Guitar Maker
Steve Byram   Cover Design
Michael Stein   Engineer,House Sound
Gustav Hobel   Monitor Technician
Günter Mattei   Cover Design
Ed Pritchard   Cover Photo

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