96 minutes | Apr 20, 2021

070: The Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1970)

Mahavishnu Orchestra, the brainchild of guitarist and prominent Miles Davis sideman John McLaughlin, spent roughly two years (1971-73) playing an incredibly intense brand of cutting-edge jazz-rock fusion and became bonafide rock stars in the process, before their comet-like rise to fame led to the group members hating each other and going their separate ways. In this episode, John (host), Phil (moderator), and Mike tackle The Inner Mounting Flame, the band’s 1971 debut album, and an album that John once found intimidating but now merely finds challenging and extremely enjoyable. Instrumental music and jazz fusion may not be for everybody, but if you’re skeptical, this episode may convince you that it’s more up your alley than you might have thought. Cohosts: John McFerrin, Mike DeFabio, Phil Maddox Complete show notes: https://discordpod.com/listen/070-the-mahavishnu-orchestra-the-inner-mounting-flame-1971 Support the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/discordpod
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