Active since: 1971
Mahavishnu Orchestra - progressive jazz/fusion ensemble
John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra is considered by many to be the greatest Jazz-fusion group of all time. The group was formed in late 1970-early 1971 by McLaughlin, a brilliant guitarist with a jazz-rock pedigree that included work with the Graham Bond Organization in the mid-60s, and with the electrified Miles Davis on his landmark Bitches Brew LP in 1969.
The original Orchestra included Jan Hammer (later to score TV's Miami Vice) on keyboards, Jerry Goodman on violin, Rick Laird on bass, and Billy Cobham on drums. Signed with much hoopla to Columbia in 1971, they released two fabulous studio albums, “Inner Mounting Flame,” (’71) and “Birds of Fire,” (’72) along with a live ‘73 album, “Between Nothingness and Eternity.”...
The Complete Columbia Albums CollectionCBS/Sony
Live At Montreux 1984 / 1974CBS/Sony
Original Album ClassicsCBS/Sony
Visions of the Emerald BeyondColumbia Records
Between Nothingness and EternityColumbia Records
Birds of FireColumbia Records
The Inner Mounting FlameSony-Legacy Music
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