Mahavishnu Orchestra

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Meet the Beatles!

Swallow says that when he first picked up an electric bass, "My immediate impression was: 'Oh, shit! I'm in deep trouble here!' "
The Gary Burton Quartet remembers its roots
By JON GARELICK  |  June 19, 2009

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin | Five Peace Band Live

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin first encountered each other in Miles Davis's group in the late '60s before taking his electric-jazz lessons and going on to invent fusion with Return to Forever (Corea) and the Mahavishnu Orchestra (McLaughlin).
Concord (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  April 24, 2009

Marc Ribot

If you know Ribot only through his brilliant sidemanning with Burnett and Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, you don’t really know Ribot.
Asmodeus: Book of Angels Volume 7 — Marc Ribot Plays Masada Book Two | Tzadik
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 27, 2007

The Mahavishnu Project

John McLaughlin’s groundbreaking Mahavishnu Orchestra never played the material from their most symphonic album, 1975’s Visions of the Emerald Beyond , live.
Return to the Emerald Beyond | Cuneiform
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 19, 2007

Power players

Prog-rock, art rock, and jazz rock have their equivalent of hardcore Trekkies, the Spock-eared enthusiasts who help populate Star Trek conventions.
  The story of the Mahavishnu Orchestra
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 15, 2006

Al DiMeola

Long Islander DiMeola played a pivotal role in the development of fusion guitar.
Consequence of Chaos | Telarc
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 26, 2006