[VIDEO] Conversations with John McLaughlin

NYU Steinhardt Jazz Interview Series with Dr. David Schroeder interviews legendary guitarist, composer and bandleader John McLaughlin. December 5, 2016




[VIDEO] John McLaughlin, Joey DeFrancesco, Dennis Chambers Live in Madrid 1993



[VIDEO] John Mclaughlin with Jonas Hellborg & Billy Cobham

On French TV, January 1984

[VIDEO] Tal Wilkenfeld: Live at Namm Show, 2016

Live at Namm show 2016 (may be incomplete)

[VIDEO] Jeff Beck and John McLaughlin: ‘Django,’ Royal Festival Hall, London, 2002 

[PHOTOS] LEGO Electric Guitar

Source: Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of AWESOME!

[PHOTO] Guitar of the Day


Gibson Nick Lucas Special 1928 Vintage

Gibson Nick Lucas Special 1928 Vintage

[VIDEO] Live At Montreux 2011: Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin ‘A Love Supreme’

Live At

Montreux 2011: Invitation To Illumination

Backing Vocals — Andy Vargas, Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Tony Lindsay

[VIDEO] ‘Spain’: Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin, Live in Freiburg, 1987

[VIDEO] Eduardo Kusdra Plays John McLaughlin: Shakti’s ‘Face to Face’

retroculturati writes: I never thought I would be writing about an alternative version of my favourite instrumental of all time. As a lifelong fan of guitarist John McLaughlin I adore theed album by him and the Indian group, Shakti called ‘Natural Elements’…

…The stand out track for me is ‘Face to Face’, a beautiful, uplifting piece with one of the greatest acoustic guitar solos I have ever heard. So for me to find another version and actually like it is really quite surprising. Who then, is Eduardo Kusdra, a man with the courage to take on such a track? Well, he hails from Brazil and is an extremely accomplished multi-instrumentalist and record producer, he has recorded six albums to date and for this particular track managed to secure the services of the brilliant drummer, Terry Bozzio, a man I first heard of via Jeff Beckin the early 90s….(read more)


[PHOTO] Sammy Davis Jr. by Gene Howard


[VIDEO] Vintage: Les Paul & Mary Ford – Song In Blue & Five Alarm Fire


Innovation & Self-Expression in Texas: Design Your Own Guitar And This Startup Will Build It


Moniker, a Texas company that started with two guys and a little seed money, will put customized guitars in the hands of everyday guitarists. Have it your way, because mass customization is the future of manufacturing.

From  Popular MechanicsChris Raymond writes:  Kevin Tully was in Syracuse, N.Y., studying for the bar exam when a friend came pedaling up to his apartment on a bicycle. Not just any bicycle but a one-of-a-kind machine she herself had created on a hip, design-it-yourself website owned by Republic Bike. “She went online and picked out all the colors and parts,” he says. “She was really enthusiastic about the bike because it represented her sense of style.”


As a lifelong guitar player, Tully identified with that sense of pride. He was no Jimi Hendrix, but the two instruments in his home ranked among his most prized possessions. How great would it be, he wondered, if they could truly reflect his personal taste?

And so, over Thanksgiving in 2011, Tully approached his high school friend Dave Barry, a fellow guitar enthusiast, with the idea of launching a business. “Your guitar is kind of an extension of yourself, and guitar players are creative by nature,” Barry says. “We wanted to give people the opportunity to create their own guitar.”

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[VIDEO] Late Night Jazz: John McLaughlin and The Free Spirits – After The Rain [1996]

51-c2G-98CL._SY300_Note: I saw this band live in the 1990s, inspired by this album: John McLaughlin and the Free Spirits: Tokyo Live — I highly recommend it, especially if you dig McLaughlin’s shredding and Joey‘s Hammond B. organ sound.  If you do decide to get it, order through my link! As an Amazon affiliate, it helps support my site.

 On the album Tokyo Live the drummer is powerhouse Dennis Chambers (and on the tour I saw) but in this video clip it’s Elvin Jones.

Live at Juan Les Pins – July 1996

John McLaughlin – Guitar
Joey DeFrancescoHammond organ
Elvin Jones – Drums

The Free Spirits – After The Rain [1996] – YouTube

[VIDEO] Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Little Wing’ Like You’ve Never Heard It

Stevie Ray Vaughan의 Little Wing을 가야금으로 연주하였습니다.
중간부분의 후렴에는 오버드라이브를 걸었습니다.
그리고 컴프레서외에 부분적으로 딜레이를 걸어서 서스테인을 살려보았습니다.
어려운 플레이가 많은곡이라서 조금 힘들었지만 완성하고나니까 보람이있네요.
즐겁게 감상해주세요^^*

Stevie Ray Vaughan-Little Wing Gayageum ver.(by LUNA) – YouTube

[VIDEO] More Late Night Jazz

Sten Stinus’ peterstinckens writes: A great full concert video.  Enjoy it, it’s an oldy (1996) by John Mclaughlin, Elvin Jones, Joey Defrancesco

via Sten Stinus