Jim Campilongo on John McLaughlin with Miles Davis

I’m still not sure how or why I bought my first John McLaughlin album when I was 12 years old, but I’ve been listening in joyful awe ever since. As I log in the years as a dedicated musician, the more John McLaughlin astounds me. From his terrific solo records (Devotion, My Goals Beyond), to the jaw-dropping innovations of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, to John’s contributions to the music of Miles Davis (not to mention Joe Farrell’s Song of the Wind and Shakti) and on and on.