John Abercrombie ‎– Night (1984)

Night is an album by American jazz guitarist John Abercrombie, released in 1984 on ECM. Tracklist: A1. “Ethereggae” (8:28) A2. “Night” (5:02) A3. “3 East” (4:33) B1. “Look Around” (9:02) B2. “Believe You Me” (7:42) B3. “Four On One” (6:41) Credits: John Abercrombie — guitar, writer Jan Hammer — keyboards, writer Jack DeJohnette — drums Mike […]

Harvey Mason – Earth Mover (1976)

Earth Mover is the second album by American jazz-funk percussionist/composer Harvey Mason, released in 1976 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “K.Y. and the Curb” (4:56) A2. “Sho Nuff Groove” (3:56) A3. “The Mase” (4:10) A4. “Sweet Mercy” (5:49) B1. “Earthmover Prelude” (0:57) B2. “Bertha Baptist” (5:43) B3. “First Summer” (6:10) B4. “No Lands Man” (4:22) B5. […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra

The Mahavishnu Orchestra were a multinational jazz-rock ensemble that was active during the early-to-mid-1970s and again during the mid-1980s. Led through all phases by English guitarist John McLaughlin, the lineup underwent two incarnations between 1971 and 1976. The first incarnation was a five-piece band with Czech keyboardist Jan Hammer, Irish bassist Rick Laird, and two […]

Mahavishnu Orchestra ‎– Birds of Fire (1973)

Birds of Fire is the second studio album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1973 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Birds of Fire” (5:44) A2. “Miles Beyond (Miles Davis)” (4:41) A3. “Celestial Terrestrial Commuters” (2:55) A4. “Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love” (0:21) A5. “Thousand Island Park” (3:21) A6. “Hope” (1:57) B1. “One […]

Jan Hammer Group ‎– Oh, Yeah? (1976)

Oh, Yeah? is an album by Czech jazz-rock keyboardist Jan Hammer, released in 1976 on Nemperor. Tracklist: A1. “Magical Dog” (6:40) A2. “One to One” (3:36) A3. “Evolove” (4:45) A4. “Oh, Yeah?” (4:30) B1. “Bambu Forest” (5:24) B2. “Twenty One” (5:05) B3. “Let the Children Grow” (4:48) B4. “Red and Orange” (6:44) Credits: Jerry Goodman […]

Jeff Beck ‎– Wired (1976)

Wired is an album by English guitarist Jeff Beck, produced by George Martin and released in 1976 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Led Boots” (3:59) A2. “Come Dancing” (5:54) A3. “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” (5:26) A4. “Head for Backstage Pass” (2:41) B1. “Blue Wind” (5:49) B2. “Sophie” (6:27) B3. “Play With Me” (4:06) B4. “Love Is […]

Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer ‎– Like Children (1974)

Like Children is a jazz-rock collaborative album between American violinist Jerry Goodman and Czech keyboardist Jan Hammer, released in 1974 on Nemperor. The album is a self-contained effort recorded just after the pair’s departure from the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Tracklist: A1. “Country and Eastern Music” (5:34) A2. “No Fear” (3:28) A3. “I Remember Me” (3:47) A4. […]

Al Di Meola – Elegant Gypsy (1977)

Elegant Gypsy is the second solo album by American jazz-rock guitarist Al Di Meola, released in 1977 on Columbia/CBS. Tracklist: A1. Flight Over Rio (7:13) A2. Midnight Tango (7:26) A3. Mediterranean Sundance (5:10) B1. Race With Devil on Spanish Highway (6:16) B2. Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil (1:45) B3. Elegant Gypsy Suite (9:15) Credits: […]

Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer (born April 17, 1948) is a Czech keyboardist, composer, and producer with a musical career that has spanned more than half a century. One of his earliest recorded performances is an un-credited appearance on a 1964 single by his mother, vocalist Vlasta Průchová. He debuted as a bandleader with the album Malma Maliny, […]

The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin ‎– The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)

The Inner Mounting Flame is the debut album by multinational jazz-rock ensemble the Mahavishnu Orchestra, released in 1971 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Meeting of the Spirits” (6:50) A2. “Dawn” (5:15) A3. “The Noonward Race” (6:27) A4. “A Lotus on Irish Streams” (5:41) B1. “Vital Transformation” (6:14) B2. “The Dance of Maya” (7:15) B3. “You […]

Air ‎– Air (1971)

Air is the singular album by the namesake American jazz-pop quartet, produced by Herbie Mann and released in 1971 on Embryo. Tracklist: A1. “Realize” (3:47) A2. “Mr. Man” (3:12) A3. “Baby I Don’t Know Where Love” (4:34) A4. “Martin” (2:37) A5. “In Our Time” (5:08) B1. “Man Is Free” (4:25) B2. “Sister Bessie” (2:32) B3. “Lipstick” […]

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973)

Spectrum is the debut solo album by American jazz-rock drummer Billy Cobham, released in 1973 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Quadrant 4” (4:30) A2. “Searching for the Right Door / Spectrum” (6:33) A3. “Anxiety / Taurian Matador” (4:45) B1. “Stratus” (9:50) B2. “To the Women in My Life / Le lis” (4:00) B3. “Snoopy’s Search / Red […]

Carlos Santana, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin – Love Devotion Surrender (1973)

Love Devotion Surrender is a collaborative album between American Latin-rock guitarist Carlos Santana and English jazz-rock guitarist John McLaughlin, released in 1973 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “A Love Supreme” (7:48) A2. “Naima” (3:09) A3. “The Life Divine” (9:30) B1. “Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord” (15:45) B2. “Meditation” (2:45) Credits: Carlos Santana […]