Live at the Royal Festival Hall (John McLaughlin Trio album)

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Live At The Royal Festival Hall
Live album by John McLaughlin Trio
Released 1990
Recorded November 27th, 1989
Genre Jazz
Length 64:15
Label JMT
Producer Stefan F. Winter
John McLaughlin chronology
Mediterranean Concerto (For Guitar and Orchestra)
(1988)
Live At The Royal Festival Hall
(1989)
Qué Alegría
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz [2]

Live At The Royal Festival Hall is an album by the John McLaughlin Trio, featuring Trilok Gurtu and Kai Eckhardt. It was recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London on November 27, 1989, and was released on the JMT label in 1990. The album reached number 3 in the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[3]

McLaughlin makes extensive use on this recording of the Photon guitar synthesiser, a setup whereby transducers mounted on an acoustic guitar are used to control a synthesiser bank via MIDI. This enables McLaughlin to invoke a range of sounds and effects normally the preserve of keyboard players, resulting in a greater variety of moods and textures than might be assumed from the line-up.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue in Green" (Miles Davis) – 6:36
  2. "Just Ideas" (Mitchell Forman) / Jozy – 5:32
  3. "Florianopolis" – 15:13
  4. "Pasha's Love" – 7:55
  5. "Mother Tongues" – 19:21
  6. "Blues For L.W." – 9:39
All compositions by John McLaughlin except where indicated

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1990 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 3[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (2011). "Live at the Royal Festival Hall - John McLaughlin Trio | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (20 November 2002). "John McLaughlin Trio: Live at the Royal Festival Hall". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Live at the Royal Festival Hall - John McLaughlin,John McLaughlin Trio | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014. "Top Contemporary Jazz Albums"