Before he found fame with Miles Davis, and later with his Mahavishnu Orchestra, in the late sixties when many others had graduated from the UK’s blues groups scene and taken the psychedelic or prog-rock route, John McLaughlin entered the jazz world.
And now fifty years later he is coming to Indonesia … whoopee … but playing on a Sunday in Bali means that many of us in Jakarta won’t be at the gig.
Here are a couple of sessions from his early jazz days.
1966 – Mike Carr Trio (venue unknown)
1967 – Danny Thompson Trio (BBC Jazz Club)
The Mike Carr folder has information about both sessions.
(Note: this is not an album, but a compilation.)
Here are program notes about the Danny Thompson Trio from a gig TC was at on 13th March 1968.
“I consider them to be the most important emergent small group in jazz since the Gerry Mulligan Quartet.”
– John Dankworth, who had ‘Ken’ Wheeler in his Ensemble that night.