Mahavishnu Orchestra: Resolution
Birds of Fire (Columbia CK 66081)
Jerry Goodman (violin), Rick Laird (bass guitar), Billy Cobham (drums).
Composed by John McLaughlin.
Recorded: London and New York, August and September 1972
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
"Resolution" is similar in concept to the Orchestra's "Hope," which also appears on Birds of Fire. "Resolution" climbs the infinite ladder. Laird's bass provides solid footing. McLaughlin plays his inimitable minor chords that help drive the tune. The tempo increases with each rung climbed. The players let out a siren song, calling us to ascend with them. A Cobham snare-drum roll fades out to signify the end of a tune that never resolves!
Reviewer: Walter Kolosky