Mahavishnu Orchestra / The Lost Trident Sessions

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Who among my generation cannot remember the raucous, live Between Nothingness & Eternity (1973) blaring from quadrophonic sound systems, suburban basement rehearsal squats, and smoky stink foot dorm rooms?

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To my ears, I’ll take the studio renditions of these cuts (and a few extra tracks) as released on The Lost Trident Sessions (1999).  Again, I profess that Rick Laird was the perfect choice to anchor the mighty Mahavishnu as his trad jazz approach to the electric kept his shredding bandmates (somewhat) grounded.

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Dig the pocket on “Sister Andrea.”

The author at Trident Studios, Soho, London

The author at Trident Studios, Soho, London