Category: 1970

John McLaughlin – Devotion (1970)

“This recording date grew out of sessions Alan Douglas put together, featuring McLaughlin and Larry Young jamming with Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles (Billy Rich was the bass player). McLaughlin sounded timid next to Hendrix (none of the material with Hendrix has been officially released), but really comes to life on Devotion. This is arguably one of the finest acid rock albums of all time. McLaughlin is on fire, using fuzzboxes and phasers, over Larry Young’s swirling Hammond B-3, with Billy Rich and Buddy Miles as the rock-solid rhythm section. If you think that McLaughlin’s solo at the end of “Right Off” (from A Tribute to Jack Johnson) is one of the high points of his career, then this is the album for you.”

Siglo Cero – Latinoamerica (1970)

“After The Speakers split in 1969, Humberto Monroy co-founded Siglo cero with Jaime Rodriguez, Mario Renee, Ferdie Fernández and Speaker’s drummer Roberto Fiorilli. Siglo cero was a progressive rock outfit, with major jazz influences. In 1970 they released Festival de la Vida, which was recorded live the 27th of June of the same year at a performance in Bogotá’s Parque Nacional, before 10,000 people.”

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