About Jon McLaughlin
Called one of fusion's most virtuosic guitar soloists by Billboard, Jon McLaughlin has been shredding and picking guitars since the age of 11. The skill has not only carried him a long way, it has made him a pioneer in the industry.
McLaughlin's career, which officially began when he formed his own band back in 1968, has been appreciated by so many of his fans, friends and colleagues. In 2010 guitarist Jeff Beck called him "the best guitarist alive." Zakir Hussain, the Indian tabla maestro, says McLaughlin is "one of the greatest and most important musicians of our time." And the editors of Rolling Stone magazine have previously listed him as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
It was after McGlaughlin's contributions to various groups in the early sixties that he decided to go solo. His first album, "Extrapolation" (with Tony Oxley and John Surman) was the start of a discography that includes 24 independent projects, and more collaborative albums than you can possibly count. His career highlights have included playing with Tony Williams' group Lifetime, and later with Miles Davis on his electric jazz-fusion albums "In a Silent Way," "Bitches Brew," "A Tribute to Jack Johnson," "On The Corner," and many more.
McLaughlin's 1970's electric band, the Mahavishnu Orechestra, fused electric jazz and rock with Indian influences and was also highly regarded, and he is currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of his legendary Indo-jazz group Shakti, now known as Remember Shakti. The group is celebrating the milestone this year with an appearance at London's Jazz Festival, along with many other stops along the way. The special tour ran through November 11, with the final date booked in Monaco at the Salle Garnier.
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