Que Alegria

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Qué Alegría
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released 1992
Recorded November 29th to December 3rd, 1991
Genre Jazz
Length 64:35
Label Verve
Producer John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin chronology
Live At The Royal Festival Hall
(1989)
Qué Alegría
(1992)
Time Remembered: John McLaughlin Plays Bill Evans
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz [2]

Qué Alegría is an album by the John McLaughlin Trio, featuring Trilok Gurtu, Dominique Di Piazza and Kai Eckhardt. It was released on the Verve label in 1992. The album reached 1992 number 5 in the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.[3]

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album with 3 stars and its review by Richard S. Ginell states: "McLaughlin sounds rejuvenated and refreshed in this format, as he switches between acoustic guitar and a guitar synthesizer attachment that softens and rounds his attacks while creating some luminous timbres and textures. McLaughlin's on-again, off-again Indian kick rises prominently into view here as Trilok Gurtu's role broadens into that of an all-purpose percussionist, producing some amazing sounds as backdrops."[1] The trio performed the title track from the album at the Guitar Legends Festival in Seville, October 1991.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Belo Horizonte" – 6:35
  2. "Baba" (Trilok Gurtu) – 6:51
  3. "Reincarnation" – 11:52
  4. "1 Nite Stand" – 5:25
  5. "Marie" (Dominique Di Piazza) – 1:59
  6. "Hijacked" – 8:35
  7. "Mila Repa" – 7:31
  8. "Qué Alegría" – 10:32
  9. "3 Willows" – 5:14
All compositions by John McLaughlin except where indicated
  • Recorded and mixed at Bauer Tonhaus Studios in Ludwigsburg
    November 29 thru December 3, 1991

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1992 Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 5[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "Que Alegria - John McLaughlin Trio | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (20 November 2002). "John McLaughlin Trio: Que Alegria". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Que Alegria - John McLaughlin Trio | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 April 2014. "Top Contemporary Jazz Albums"