Why did Mahavishnu influenced so many?
article by Cyrus Manasseh
"Right from their beginnings in New York in 1971, this very influential band had pioneered, executed and carried through a difficult, specialized and complicated musical style melding Miles Davis's electric jazz and their interpretations of rock with
Indian and Eastern sounds. Through astounding technique and musicianship, Mahavishnu's influence has seen the actual altering of how electric bands have played and operated in a musical sense, even though perhaps no one has ever fully matched their super-
explosive musical example."
RIP- unique UK piano drama
tribute by Jorge Luis Fernandez
"Born in Southmead, Bristol, Tippett played piano, church organ, cornet and tenor horn in his early teens, and in 1967, he moved to London to pursue a career in music, taking menial jobs while performing in jazz clubs. By the early 1970's, he became
somewhat of a fashionable figure. His punchy yet polished Sextet included the celebrated horns of Marc Charig, Nick Evans and Elton Dean (who, by that time, became an established fourth member of Soft Machine), along with bassists such as Harry Miller
and Roy Babbington, and drummers like Alan Jackson and Nucleus' John Marshall (who, along with Babbington, would also join the Softs). "
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