Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin Looks Toward Retirement After Half a Century of Groundbreaking Guitar Work

On his final U.S. tour, McLaughlin stops in Durham with Jimmy Herring Sunday evening.

Even if John McLaughlin had never released a single solo album or formed his pioneering fusion band Mahavishnu Orchestra, he would still be regarded as a visionary who changed the game for guitarists and profoundly altered the course of rock and jazz. After all, he was the iconoclastic six-string firebrand who provided a good portion of the grit in Miles Davis’s earth-shattering late-sixties and early-seventies jazz-rock recordings.… …read more