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NEW JOHN McLAUGHLIN BOOK AVAILABLE !!!!

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1NEW JOHN McLAUGHLIN BOOK AVAILABLE !!!! Empty NEW JOHN McLAUGHLIN BOOK AVAILABLE !!!! Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:00 am

Ted E. Bear

Ted E. Bear

My good friend , our fellow site member Walter Kolosky, has written a new book about the music of John Mclaughlin entitled Follow Your Heart .

Here is a brief description about this work:


Legendary guitarist and composer John McLaughlin recorded historic music with Miles Davis and the revolutionary Tony Williams Lifetime. He founded the fusion super group, The Mahavishnu Orchestra. McLaughlin helped pave the way for World Music in Shakti. The acoustic Guitar Trio ushered in the unplugged movement. Grammy winner McLaughlin, who Jeff Beck says is the best guitarist in the world, continues to influence generations of musicians. Follow Your Heart takes you on a fascinating journey of the music of John McLaughlin -- song by song. The tour guide is Walter Kolosky, author of the award winning Power, Passion and Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra. He is aided by a foreword written by Chick Corea, expert musicologists, exclusive insights from John McLaughlin himself and many remarkable images never before published. Follow Your Heart is an invaluable listening guide, history, reference book and source of inspiration all rolled into one.

'John McLaughlin is one of the most important musicians of the last fifty years. He changed the face of jazz, jazz-fusion and REAL world music and is still pushing the boundaries of guitar and composition to mind-blowing levels. John is an inspiration to all of us and Follow Your Heart is proof.' --Steve Lukather, guitarist


'Walter's books are required reading for any serious music fan. I loved Power, Passion and Beauty and cannot wait to read Follow Your Heart.' --Jimmy Herring


'John McLaughlin is a unique and important guitarist and composer. Follow Your Heart is validation of that very fact.' --Billy Cobham


'Follow Your Heart is an in-depth look at the music of John McLaughlin that will thrill his everyday fans and serious musicians alike.' -- David Sanborn, saxophonist


'There is no one more deserving than John McLaughlin when it comes to recognizing a genius. Follow Your Heart goes into great detail about his compositions and the genius of a great and good man.' --Narada Michael Walden, drummer


McLaughlin fans will be able to reassess their favorite tracks after dipping into this comprehensive, annotated discography and listening guide.' -- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times contributor and author of JACO: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius.



The book is available for pre-order right now at Abstract Logix including some special deals for a limited time . Here is the link for those :: http://www.abstractlogix.com/mymusic/followus


I helped with this project also, and it truly is a labor of love. Hope you will check it out, and it makes a great Christmas gift for any John McLaughlin fan !




Peace, TED

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Colin

Colin

I wonder how much on the 1984 Mahavishnu
will be in it.

Will we find out the 1st track is 9mins long but was then edited down.

Billy Cobham on Drums
then.


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Outtasight
Colin.

Ted E. Bear

Ted E. Bear


Every song on that album is analyzed Colin. Every song John McLaughlin has played on.

Peace, TED

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Colin

Colin

Thanks Ted


I will buy that book.


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Outtasight
Colin.

Ted E. Bear

Ted E. Bear


thanks Colin !






Peace, TED

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Ted E. Bear

Ted E. Bear


Just got my hard copy today, and the book looks beautiful ! Pre-orders are being taken now so you can get it the day it comes out !

Peace, TED

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Colin

Colin

I have just recieved my Book
Fast international mail.





Page 119
Love this from 1978

{'Friendship' was a fusion number you could hum
and was proof jazz-rock could be commercially
viable without bowing down to those corporate idiots
at the record companies who wanted any virtuosity simplified.
Those cretins, who introduced disco,
eventually got their way and killed fusion music,
I still hate those bastards"}


Well Done
John
and Walter.
Ted & Roderick.


Utter Bliss Book.

10 Outta 10


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Outtasight
Colin.




Last edited by Colin on Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:03 am; edited 4 times in total

Colin

Colin

Walter
could you do one with Billy Cobham
at some point.


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Colin.

D. Slam

D. Slam

{'Friendship' was a fusion number you could hum
and was proof jazz-rock could be commercially
viable without bowing down to those corporate idiots
at the record companies who wanted any virtuosity simplified.
Those cretins, who introduced disco,
eventually got their way and killed fusion music,
I still hate those bastards"}

I don't know who said this, but no one killed fusion. It was never for the masses.
That which is truly special never is.

And if the masses do get hold of whatever thing is special something is bound to go
a-rye.

Colin

Colin

D. Slam wrote:
{'Friendship' was a fusion number you could hum
and was proof jazz-rock could be commercially
viable without bowing down to those corporate idiots
at the record companies who wanted any virtuosity simplified.
Those cretins, who introduced disco,
eventually got their way and killed fusion music,
I still hate those bastards"}

I don't know who said this, but no one killed fusion. It was never for the masses.
That which is truly special never is.

And if the masses do get hold of whatever thing is special something is bound to go
a-rye.


John said that
he is talking about 1978
and trying to get music made the way he wanted.



In 1979 Billy Cobham had the problem
of a recording that he was being pushed into Disco.


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Outtasight
Colin.

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Ted E. Bear

Ted E. Bear


thanks for the kind words Colin, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the book ! We worked pretty hard on it trying to get things right, and trying to do justice to John's compositions and playing.


Many of the quotes [ and there are quite a few ] from John were given to Walter personally and specifically for this book and are quite interesting as you have already found out !

There are special deals at Abstract logix to purchase this book and copies of Power , Passion & Beauty for those who missed out on getting that one.

Don't mis out ! Get yours today !



Peace, TED

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D. Slam

D. Slam

John said that
he is talking about 1978
and trying to get music made the way he wanted.



In 1979 Billy Cobham had the problem
of a recording that he was being pushed into Disco.

It's always been that way, Colin. The almighty $ has been
where the rubber meets the road with these sorts.

But it changes nothing about jazz and fusion. It was never
meant for the masses and it never will be.

Colin

Colin

Sure
I agree Don.


And So does John.


Like he said bringing in Rock Superstar Carlos Santanta
to play on that 1978 recording helped it get more play.
At that time, of course.


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Outasight
Colin.

Walter

Walter

"'Friendship' was a fusion number you could hum
and was proof jazz-rock could be commercially
viable without bowing down to those corporate idiots
at the record companies who wanted any virtuosity simplified.
Those cretins, who introduced disco,
eventually got their way and killed fusion music,
I still hate those bastards"}"

Actually, I said that. And I agree with myself! Thanks for your kind words Colin.

Regards,

Walter

D. Slam

D. Slam

Actually, I said that. And I agree with myself!

Obviously, but you're still wrong! When was fusion ever a threat
to mainstream music that it had to be "killed"? ALL music is commercial
when you look at it honestly. You create it, record it, market it and sell it.
It's the business of supply and demand and the almighty dollar that makes it
or breaks it and gives the different music genres the status they have today.

If the masses excepted jazz then you'd have Billy playing sold out arena's
and Lady Gaga playing Yoshi's.

No?...... Write a book HER and watch yourself become a rich man.

Ted E. Bear

Ted E. Bear


Walter can certainly speak for himself but I think what he means is that the record companies "killed" fusion by not supporting the artists who were playing it, much the same as they "kill" anything that doesn't have the number of sales they are looking for.

Radio is , and was fed by this corporate machine, and that's another reason why WRVR in New York, which was a commercial station that used to play a lot of fusion, eventually was bought out and changed into a more profitable commercial station.

it's true that if more people had bought fusion we'd still be hearing it in the amount we all liked, BUT since most consumers buy what they hear, or are force-fed, 20 times a day per song, they did not hear enough fusion to like it. And yes, it is not a style of music that people who listen to Lady GAGA would like anyway.





Peace, TED

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Walter

Walter

Sorry, I'll have to reply later. I am too busy searching my own book to see where I ever say "fusion was music of the masses" or "was threatening to the industry." ;-)

D. Slam

D. Slam

I never said you said those things, Walter but if you find where you did, let me know....
My point is it's about consumption and the "masses" consume mainstream music.
NOT JAZZ OR FUSION! It specialized music for the specialized listener.

The corporate moguls aren't stupid, they see this and they capitalize on it!
And truth be told, in this regard where $ is the bottom line, they're doing the
right thing. The good artistic players and elite audiences have been crying in
their beers over this for forever. It's the way it's been. Get over it and enjoy
the music you love....

Forget about the corporate music giants and lets come together and
figure out a way to spread the jazz word more effectively. I'm sure your
book is well done. but it's only for the alreadys. We have to work on getting
new blood on our side of the fence and we can't depend on the corporate
music industry to do that.... We never could.

Nothing ever needed to be "killed". They just simply ignored us.

Ted,

We were all bombarded with mainstream music. Yet we found our place here.
It first has to start with the consumer wanting more, desiring more... Then and
only then will the corporate music world fall into formation. But as long as we
continue to line their pockets with the products they push. nothing will never
change.

I remember some years ago when corporate Japan were buying up all kinds
of property here in this country For a time, they even owned the world famous
Pebble Beach golf resort which is now owned by Clint Eastwood and Arnold
Palmer.

Anyway there was this one guy that was opposed to this and he was going
on different tv shows speaking out against what the Japanese were doing.
Finally someone asked him: "What about the Americans who are selling?!"
He didn't have much of an answer for that one... My point, understanding
who has the real power! We've just allowed ourselves to be tricked into
thinking that we the consumer don't have it. And that's across the board
not just with music.

Can you imagine what would happen with gas prices if everyone boycotted
just one day a week?! But we've been manipulated into believing that we
can't make a difference. So what do we do? We sit around whining and
blaming the "powers that be", Not realizing that it's really US with the
power.

So, here we are.

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Walter

Walter

Abstract Logix Books author Walter Kolosky will be a guest on Randy Allar’s radio program “The FusionShow” today at about 2 P.M. EST to discuss his new book Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin song by song.” To listen on line goto www.wcsb.org and click “listen on line.”

I will be talking about how fusion should be a mass market music and about the plot that disco lovers launched in order to kill it. (Just kidding ;-) ) Of course, I will be talking about the new book.

Walter

D. Slam

D. Slam

Aww, danm!!! You're gonna talk about that fricken book?!
I wanted to hear about the disco lovers and their conspiracy
to "kill fusion".....

I'm outta here! Wink

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Walter

Walter

I am interviewed about the new book at http://www.abstractlogix.com/interview_view.php?idno=134

22NEW JOHN McLAUGHLIN BOOK AVAILABLE !!!! Empty Re: NEW JOHN McLAUGHLIN BOOK AVAILABLE !!!! Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:36 pm

kenny

kenny

D. Slam wrote:I never said you said those things, Walter but if you find where you did, let me know....
My point is it's about consumption and the "masses" consume mainstream music.
NOT JAZZ OR FUSION! It specialized music for the specialized listener.

The corporate moguls aren't stupid, they see this and they capitalize on it!
And truth be told, in this regard where $ is the bottom line, they're doing the
right thing. The good artistic players and elite audiences have been crying in
their beers over this for forever. It's the way it's been. Get over it and enjoy
the music you love....

Forget about the corporate music giants and lets come together and
figure out a way to spread the jazz word more effectively. I'm sure your
book is well done. but it's only for the alreadys. We have to work on getting
new blood on our side of the fence and we can't depend on the corporate
music industry to do that.... We never could.

Nothing ever needed to be "killed". They just simply ignored us.


We were all bombarded with mainstream music. Yet we found our place here.
It first has to start with the consumer wanting more, desiring more... Then and
only then will the corporate music world fall into formation. But as long as we
continue to line their pockets with the products they push. nothing will never
change.

.
I don't know that i can buy the whole line of thinking for 1 reason. Stevie Wonder.
He's fusion he's funk he's everything also one of the biggest selling ever i think.

nothing will never
change.
that's a dbl negative BTW that means everything will always change but i get what you meant.

I bet that wacky show drummer's doin a gig somewhere.

http://www.balkanmusic.org

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D. Slam

D. Slam

Thanks, Kenny, and I realized my mistake.... I meant "ever". Sometimes I type too fast for my own good.

But thanks again for the lesson in proper English grammar.... I won't never let that happen again! Wink


Incidentally, cool interview, Walter. Though John is not among any of my favorite
electric guitar players (I think his acoustic playing is wonderful) I believe your book
serves those where he is among theirs..... Kudos.

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