UK / USA, 1971, jazz fusion / jazz-rock

The Mahavishnu Orchestra With John McLaughlinThe Inner Mounting Flame: “Mahavishnu”, in the Hindu belief system, is the world-soul, that spiritual entity made up of all living things. The Force? I guess so. Yet another example of the West’s dubious flirtation with Eastern religions, as the quest for Truth continues. Are we not all (or rather do we not want to be) vessels of divine purity and beauty as we float down the stream of time which we perceive as our own individual lives? Well, let’s not over-ponder this thing. Bring some American swagger into it and dance!

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