Mahavishnu Orchestra: River of My Heart


River of My Heart


Mahavishnu Orchestra


Inner Worlds (Columbia CK 52923)

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Narada Michael Walden (piano, lead vocal), Ralphe Armstrong (bass).

Composed by Narada Michael Walden & K.C. Anderson


Recorded: Le Chateau Herouville, France, July-August 1975


Rating: 80/100 (learn more)

To have a Mahavishnu tune without John McLaughlin was unheard of. But McLaughlin was in a generous mood for these recording sessions. Only Narada Michael Walden and bassist Ralphe Armstrong perform on this Walden composition. "River of My Heart" is a lush ballad on which Walden plays piano and sings. It is a good performance that comes across as touching and heartfelt. Its jazz-fusion quotient is negligible. But its inclusion in the fusion arsenal of the Mahavishnu Orchestra is historically significant and should be mentioned.

Reviewer: Walter Kolosky


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