Thursday, May 9, 2013

John McLaughlin

In the early '70s John McLaughlin was one-third of the supergroup Lifetime with drummer Tony Williams and organist Larry Young. This particular CD from 1994 matches him with drummer Elvin Jones and organist Joey DeFrancesco, but the music has little in common with Lifetime. Instead many of the tunes can be considered to be tributes to John Coltrane ; Jones's participation certainly reinforces that connection. McLaughlin, back on electric guitar after several years sticking almost exclusively to acoustic, is in top form on such numbers as "Take the Coltrane," "My Favorite Things," "Crescent," and "Afro Blue." The improvising is advanced and colorful with DeFrancesco keeping the proceedings swinging, and even if the results are not quite classic, the collaboration is somewhat unique.
Scott Yanow

Source :

John McLaughlin
After the Rain


1 Take the Coltrane (Ellington) 6:01
2 My Favorite Things (Hammerstein, Rodgers) 6:16
3 Sing Me Softly of the Blues (Bley) 6:31
4 Encuentros (McLaughlin) 7:32
5 Naima (Coltrane) 4:43
6 Tones for Elvin Jones (McLaughlin) 6:34
7 Crescent (Coltrane) 7:41
8 Afro Blue (Santamaria) 6:54
9 After the Rain (Coltrane) 4:54

John McLaughlin - g
Joey DeFrancesco - org
Elvin Jones - dr

Recorded at Clinton Studios, New York City ; October 4 & 5, 1994 


Anonymous said...

I love archives!

Looks really good + thanks!

Melanchthon said...


The winrar file is corrupted and can't be opened, any chance of re-uploading this one, thanks!