Wednesday, August 12, 2009

John McLaughlin Trio - Live in Pisa, Italy, Febuary 24th, 1989 [SBD][FLAC]

John McLaughlin is a real Wizard on the acoustic guitar. On this incredible recording he really shows what a master he is. In the late '80s and early '90s McLaughlin recorded and performed live with a trio including bassist Kai Eckhardt and percussionist Trilok Gurtu. The group recorded two albums: "Live at The Royal Festival Hall" and "Que Alegria", with latter featuring Dominique DiPiazza on bass for all but two tracks. These recordings saw a return to acoustic instruments for McLaughlin, performing on nylon-string guitar. On "Live at the Royal Festival Hall" McLaughlin utilised a unique guitar synth which enabled him to effectively "loop" guitar parts and play over them live. The synth also featured a pedal which provided sustain when pressed. McLaughlin played parts which sound overdubbed and creating lush soundscapes, aided by Gurtu's unique percussive sounds. This approach is used to great effect in the track "Florianapolis", amongst others. With the group Fuse One, he released two albums in 1980 and 1982.In 1986 he appeared with Dexter Gordon in Bertrand Tavernier's film "Round Midnight." He also composed The Mediterranean Concerto, orchestrated by Michael Gibbs. The world premier featured McLaughlin and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It was recorded in 1988 with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the London Symphony Orchestra. McLaughlin does improvise in certain sections.

SoundBoard Recording


Sound Quality: A



John McLaughlin: acoustic guitar
Kai Eckhardt-Karpeh: electric bass
Trilok Gurtu: percussion


1. Blues for LW 08.25
2. Joe Frasier 05.51
3. Pasha’s Love 10.26
4. Blue in Green 05.49
5. The Wall will Fall 08.32
6. Zakir (pt.1, tape cuts) 06.12
7. Zakir (pt.2) 05.27
8. Mother Tongues 06.43
9. Rhythm-A-Ning (Pt.1) 10.01
10. Rhythm-A-Ning (Pt.2) 05.47

Total Time: 73.18 min

Format: FLAC

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