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Posted by Mr. Octagon on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 23:36pm
Listening to them for the first time (on YouTube) it seems really odd that the Nominating Committee has never discussed the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Given that Miles Davis is in the Hall for his fusion work, one would think that a band who expanded that sound would at least be known to most of the Nominating Committee. In addition, the Mahavishnu Orchestra sold quite a lot of records - enough to make them well-known in their time.
Posted by Julien Peter Benney on Sunday, 10.19.08 @ 21:49pm
They have a very interesting sound. One of the few fusion groups that I enjoy. "Birds of Fire" is about as hard as jazz-rock can get. I don't think they will ever be inducted, but they are definately worth a listen.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 08.26.09 @ 17:49pm
Really important and very cool jazz fusion act.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 14:21pm
Greatest band I have ever heard featuring one of the greatest guitarists on earth showing mastery in Jazz Fusion, Eastern/Western Classical Music, Funk and Flamenco. Billy Cobham being one of the greatest drummers also shows mastery in Jazz Fusion and especially FUNK. Jan Hammer showing much talent in Jazz Fusion working with many others like Jeff Beck. Jean Luc-Ponty being one of the better violinists in Jazz showing mastery in Jazz Fusion and Western Classical Music. Also Rick Laird (not the best), but showing his skill with Jazz Fusion in "The Lost Trident Sessions".This Band was essentially the Miles Davis Big Band of Jazz Fusion leading many onto a successful journey through the genre.
Posted by Vince on Sunday, 06.2.13 @ 05:57am
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