Legendary guitarist and composer John McLaughlin recorded historic music with Miles Davis and the revolutionary Tony Williams Lifetime. He founded the fusion super group, The Mahavishnu Orchestra. McLaughlin helped pave the way for World Music in Shakti. The acoustic Guitar Trio ushered in the unplugged movement. Grammy winner McLaughlin, who Jeff Beck says is the best guitarist in the world, continues to influence generations of musicians. Follow Your Heart
takes you on a fascinating journey of the music of John McLaughlin -- song by song. The tour guide is Walter Kolosky, author of the award winning Power, Passion and Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra
. He is aided by a foreword written by Chick Corea, expert musicologists, exclusive insights from John McLaughlin himself and many remarkable images never before published. Follow Your Heart
is an invaluable listening guide, history, reference book and source of inspiration all rolled into one.
'Walter Kolosky has provided the ultimate guide to the music of John McLaughlin. This is a book every fan of the guitarist will want to own.'-- Ted Gioia, music educator and author of the award-winning The History of Jazz and other notable books.
'Walter Kolosky, renowned jazz critic and the world's foremost authority on guitar legend John McLaughlin, has written a detailed, song by song, guide to McLaughlin's incredible pioneering career.' -- Andrew Vaughan, Gibson.com
'Walter Kolosky has crafted a fine look at John McLaughlin. Highly recommended. An ideal book to have in the public library for library jazz patrons, and a perfect jazz biography to have in the home.' --Jazzreview.com
'This new book by Walter Kolosky is a must for McLaughlin fans!' -- Peter Max, artist
<o>Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin Song by Song is a great resource to future and current fans of McLaughlin. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the music of John McLaughlin to greater depths. Kolosky will enlighten and take the readers into a journey of McLaughlin s music that goes beyond the actual music and digs into the man himself. - Marcos Rios, Guitar International
'John McLaughlin is a unique and important guitarist and composer. Follow Your Heart is validation of that very fact.' --Billy Cobham
Absolutely fascinating...full of really good insight. - Will Power, Radio Host BC-FM Bristol, England
McLaughlin fans will be able to reassess their favorite tracks after dipping into this comprehensive, annotated discography and listening guide.' -- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times contributor and author of JACO: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius.