C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Mahavishnu Orchestra

Alright, musos. "The Dance of Maya" by Mahavishnu Orchestra has it all. Funny time signatures. Double guitars. Billy Freakin' Cobham. Fusion juggerna

Alright, musos. "The Dance of Maya" by Mahavishnu Orchestra has it all. Funny time signatures. Double guitars. Billy Freakin' Cobham.

Fusion juggernaut Mahavishnu Orchestra, led by John McLaughlin, picked up where he and drummer Billy Cobham left off with Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, and expanded the minds of thousands of rock and jazz listeners and musicians with two great albums in the early seventies before they stopped speaking to each other, changed lineups, and eventually fizzled out.

I first heard "Maya" in 11th grade when the very adventurous teacher of our high school jazz group brought it in for us to play, which in retrospect was a fairly irresponsible thing to do to sixteen-year-olds who love to overplay. Fortunately, he kept us in line and we held it to just under twelve minutes, a restriction from which McLaughlin and company are thanfully excused here.

Complicated prog favorites, anyone?

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