John McLaughlin

guitar, producer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, programming, synthesizer, piano, 12 string guitar, guitar synthesizer, classical guitar, vocal, performer, keyboard, drums, Spanish acoustic guitar, arranger

Sample recordings


Top collaborators

Artist name Roles Recordings
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter)
Plammerbergmuse (Bavarian musicans)
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Komfuzius (Psychedelic trance artist)
Wayne Shorter (US jazz saxophonist and composer)

Collaborators on this artist's recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Gary Husband drums, keyboard For Jaco, New Blues Old Bruise, Señor C.S., To Bop or Not to Bop (for Michael Brecker), Wayne’s Way
Dennis Chambers drums Dear Dalai Lama, Jazz Jungle, Shin Jin Rui, Thelonius Melodius, To Bop or Not to Bop (for Michael Brecker), Wayne’s Way
Zakir Hussain tabla Dear Dalai Lama, The Wish, To Bop or Not to Bop (for Michael Brecker), Wayne’s Way
Paco de Lucía acoustic guitar El Ciego
Bill Evans (saxophonist) sopranino saxophone, tenor saxophone For Jaco, Just So Only More So
Hadrien Feraud bass guitar For Jaco, Señor C.S.
Al Di Meola acoustic guitar El Ciego
Vinnie Colaiuta (drummer) drums English Jam, New Blues Old Bruise
Tony Grey bass guitar Mother Nature, Wayne’s Way
Trilok Gurtu percussion The Wish
Shankar Mahadevan vocal Dear Dalai Lama, Mother Nature
Matthew Garrison bass guitar Just So Only More So, To Bop or Not to Bop (for Michael Brecker)
Ada Rovatti sopranino saxophone, tenor saxophone Dear Dalai Lama, Wayne’s Way
Mark Mondesir drums For Jaco, Señor C.S.
Joey DeFrancesco Hammond organ, trumpet No Return, Thelonius Melodius
Don Alias percussion Jazz Jungle, Shin Jin Rui
Otmaro Ruiz synthesizer To Bop or Not to Bop (for Michael Brecker)
Eric Johnson (guitarist and recording artist from Austin, Texas) guitar New Blues Old Bruise
Jeff Beck electric guitar Django
Marcus Wippersberg programming Just So Only More So
David Sanborn alto saxophone Shin Jin Rui
Michael Brecker tenor saxophone Jazz Jungle
Pino Palladino bass Django
Sting (singer, songwriter & member of The Police) bass English Jam
Tony Hymas keyboard Django

Work on other artists' recordings

Artist name Roles Recordings
Miles Davis electric guitar, guitar Bitches Brew, Blue, Duran (Take 6) (Edit), Electric Red, Funky Tonk, Go Ahead John (Part Two C), Green, In a Silent Way / It’s About That Time, Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts, Indigo, Intro, Intro: MD 1 / Something's On Your Mind / MD 2, John McLaughlin, Katia, Katia Prelude, Little Church, Medley: Gemini / Double Image, Miles Runs the Voodoo Down, Ms. Morrisine, On the Corner / New York Girl / Thinkin' of One Thing and Doin' Another / Vote for Miles, Orange, Pharaoh’s Dance, Red, Right Off, Shhh / Peaceful, Sivad, Spanish Key, Violet, What I Say, White, Yellow, Yesternow
Plammerbergmuse producer, acoustic guitar, classical guitar Aspan, Azzura, Beyond the Mirage, Cardeosa, Chiquito, David, Espiritu, Fantasia Suite, Frevo Rasgado, Guardian Angel, La estiba, Le Monastère dans les Montagnes, Letter from India, Manhã de carnaval, Mediterranean Sundance / Río Ancho, Midsummer Night, Orient Blue Suite, Parts I–III, Passion, Grace & Fire, Short Tales of the Black Forest, Sichia
Mahavishnu Orchestra producer, vocal, 12 string guitar, guitar, guitar synthesizer All in the Family, Celestial Terrestrial Commuters, Gita, In My Life, Inner Worlds, Parts 1 & 2, Lotus Feet, Miles Out, Morning Calls, Planetary Citizen, River of My Heart, The Way of the Pilgrim
Komfuzius guitar Are You the One, Are You the One? (live), Continuum (live), Continuum (studio), Dark Prince (live), Dark Prince (studio), Drum Improvisation (live), Para Oriente (alternate take one) (studio), Para Oriente (alternate take two) (studio), Para Oriente (live), Para Oriente (studio)
Wayne Shorter 12 string guitar, guitar Antigua, Capricorn, Iska, Montezuma, Moto Grosso Feio, Super Nova, Swee-Pea, Vera Cruz, Water Babies
Miroslav Vitouš guitar Cérečka, Epilogue, Freedom Jazz Dance, I Will Tell Him on You, Infinite Search, Mountain in the Clouds, Water Lilie, When Face Gets Pale
三宅亜依 producer A Lotus on Irish Streams, Awakening, Dawn, Meeting of the Spirits, The Dance of Maya, The Noonward Race, Vital Transformation, You Know You Know
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension guitar Call and Answer, Echos From Then, Guitar Love, Not Here Not There, Riff Raff, Take It or Leave It, Trancefusion, Wonderfall
Gary Husband guitar Dreams in Blue, Sulley
Brown Tower arranger, producer, guitar, piano A Love Supreme, A Love Supreme (alternate take 2), Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord, Meditation, Naima, Naima (alternate take 4), The Life Divine
Joe Farrell guitar Alter Ego, Circle in the Square, Collage for Polly, Follow Your Heart, Molten Glass, Motion, Song of the Wind
Freddie Wordsworth guitar Cérecka, Epilogue, Freedom Jazz Dance, I Will Tell Him on You, Infinite Search, Mountain in the Clouds, When Face Gets Pale
The Tony Williams Lifetime guitar Beyond Games, Emergency, Sangria for Three, Something Special, Spectrum, Via the Spectrum Road, Where
Gabriel Grecco producer, guitar Earth Bound Hearts, Glancing Backwards, Hope, New Place, Old Place, Where Fortune Smiles
María D. Gregory guitar Earth Bound Hearts, Glancing Backwards, Hope, New Place, Old Place, Where Fortune Smiles
Fuse One acoustic guitar, electric guitar Double Steal, Friendship, Grand Prix, Sunshine Lady, To Whom All Things Concern
Stanley Clarke acoustic guitar Desert Song, Song to John, Part 1, Song to John, Part 2
The Urgencies guitar Gloria’s Step, Spaces (Infinite), Wrong Is Right
Paco de Lucía producer, Spanish acoustic guitar, guitar Chiquito, Palenque
Bill Evans acoustic guitar Flight of the Falcon
Al Di Meola performer Short Tales of the Black Forest
Listen guitar Everybody’s Gonna Say, You’d Better Run
Larry Coryell guitar Planet End, Tyrone
Trilok Gurtu guitar Mother Tongues
David Thomas guitar New Year’s Day in Los Angeles – 1968, Rene’s Theme
Chick Corea guitar Beautiful Love
Danny Gottlieb guitar Duet
Santana guitar Flame–Sky
Velorum guitar Chris
Theo Mares guitar A Mystical Morning
Ithamara Koorax electric guitar Man Alone
Rogério Ribeiro performer The Wind Cries Mary