“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Mahavishnu Orchestra, "Dream"

This is what I listened to almost every day when I was 14+. Billy Cobham's finest hour I think is the duet he has with McLaughlin in the mid section. He is a horrifyingly good drummer.

But the truly wonderful part is when the band falls back into a loping funk based on the second section of the tune, as if a fever had broken (towards the end of the following):


Henry Warwick said...

Never understood why they had that bass player. He wasn't in the same league as the rest of the band, Keeping up with Cobham is nearly impossible, and Jan Hammer could play his parts with his left hand. If Hammer wasn't so gung-ho on the Fender Rhodes and played something like the RMI, this would have been even more obvious. I sometimes wonder what Mahavishnu would have sounded like with say, Hugh Hopper...

Unknown said...

Yes,that portion around 7:40 still evokes the same emotional release after 47 years