John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond (1970)

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John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond (1970)

John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond (1970)
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1. Peace One
2. Peace Two
3. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
4. Something Spiritual
5. Hearts and Flowers
6. Phillip Lane
7. Waltz for Bill Evans
8. Follow Your Heart
9. Song for My Mother
10. Blue in Green
Personnel: John McLaughlin- guitar; Billy Cobham- drums; Jerry Goodman- violin; Charlie Haden- bass; Dave Liebman- sax; Airto Moreira- percussion; Badal Roy- tabla; Mahalakshmi.


John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond (1970)

Featuring: John McLaughlin, Airto Moreira, Charlie Haden, Billy Cobham, Jerry Goodman, Mahalakshimi, Badal Roy, Dave Liebman When John McLaughlin arrived in New York from his native England , the twenty-seven year old guitarist was virtually unknown in the United States. But in no time at all he would find himself an integral part of some of the most important jazz activity then taking place in this country, with a rapidly growing reputation that would soon have him acknowledged as the foremost guitar player of the 1970s. When My Goals Beyond was released in 1971 Down Beat praised it as 3a compelling new view of the most exciting guitarist playing today,2 and Robert Palmer called it in Rolling Stone 3a quietly beautiful LP, certainly McLaughlin1s best.2 As the years have gone by its reputation has continued to grow and it has come to be regarded as a modern classic. For the critic Joachim E. Brendt, My Goals Beyond is the 3record which really established solo guitar playing - the forerunner of hundreds of solo guitar records which followed - and, in my opinion, it is still the most beautiful of them all.2 Knit Classics is proud to make My Goals Beyond available once again.

John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond (1970)

Could this be the granddaddy of both new age and the world music movement? Fresh from his sojourn with Miles Davis's groundbreaking electric fusion band, guitarist John McLaughlin continued to explore that style with his own explosive electric group, the Mahavishnu Orchestra. However, he also recognized an affinity between jazz and Indian music, and began that investigation–which would later come to encompass his band, Shakti–with this acoustic date. My Goals Beyond is essentially two records: the first half a group session featuring Miles Davis bandmates Airto, Billy Cobham, Badal Roy, and Dave Liebman, as well as sitarist Mahalakshmi, violinist Jerry Goodman and bassist Charlie Haden; the second a solo guitar collection that combines originals with the modern jazz standards "Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat" and "Blue in Green." In its melding of international styles, and reliance on acoustic performances, My Goals Beyond is both a trendsetter and a harbinger of musical movements to come. Despite the passage of time, few of the albums it spawned live up to the performances it contains. –Fred Goodman Amazon.com

John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond (1970)

Technically, the acoustic guitar playing on 1970’s My Goal’s Beyond does not approach the skill exhibited on most of John McLaughlin's recordings. Flubbed notes pop up here and there, and although this album is famous for McLaughlin's “solo” renderings of such classic tunes as Mingus’ “Good-Bye Pork-Pie Hat”, Bill Evans and Miles Davis’ “Blue in Green” and his own wonderful composition “Follow Your Heart”, Mclaughlin actually pre-recorded the chords and soloed over them.
However, no small amount of flubbing or overdubbing can take away from the fact that this album is a true masterpiece. MGB set standards for acoustic guitar playing which remain today. McLaughlin’s soloing and chord playing was a revelation even to those familiar with his electric guitar style. He snapped the steel strings with the confidence of a warrior. His playing was amazingly fast, yet still melodic, and his tune selection was unusually eclectic. He was coming from an entirely new place.
The most impressive performance is the ensemble rendering of McLaughlin’s “Peace One.” Charlie Haden opens the composition with an infectious bass groove, and the tune features crisp, snapping acoustic guitar and Far Eastern tonal colors. Dave Liebman is especially up front on sax. Other members of the band included future Mahavishnu Orchestra band mates Billy Cobham and Jerry Goodman. Airto and Badal Roy also come along for the joyful ride. Violinist Goodman, in particular, makes some very strong statements.
So popular has this record become over the years that several labels have purchased it from catalog and re-released it. You can’t kill this thing with a stick. In addition to the original Douglas 9 production, MGB has also appeared on the Warner-Electra, Ryko and The Knitting Factory labels (the latter being its latest reissue, from 2000).
MGB is considered to be a milestone in the career of John McLaughlin and the history of acoustic jazz guitar. To this day, there are many who claim it is still the greatest of all McLaughlin records. I recommend listening to this record once a month for the rest of your life.
We shouldn't forget that it took guts to record an acoustic guitar album during the times of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. So although over the years the album has sold well through reputation, it totally bombed when it was released. MGB is a primary recording for any McLaughlin fan. –- Review By Walter Kolosky (AllAboutJazz)
Related link : John McLaughlin Albums at All About Jazz

John McLaughlin - My Goals Beyond (1970)

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