John McLaughlin: Blue in Green


Blue in Green


John McLaughlin Trio


John McLaughlin Trio Live at The Royal Festival Hall (JMT 834 436-2)

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John McLaughlin (acoustic MIDI guitar),

Kai Eckhardt (bass), Trilok Gurtu (percussion)


Composed by Miles Davis


Recorded: London, November 27, 1989


Rating: 99/100 (learn more)

Miles wrote it! No, Bill Evans wrote it! For some, the argument goes on and on. (Evans credits Miles on his album, so I will go with that.) At any rate, McLaughlin has had two passes at this piece over the years. His solo acoustic interpretation on My Goal's Beyond is marked as a favorite by many. But the superior version is to be found on Live at Royal Festival Hall. McLaughlin, using a new acoustic guitar with midi effects, not only twists the tune around crooked, he challenges the concept of the space-time continuum while he's at it.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky

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