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Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin song by song -- A listeners Guide' by Walter Kolosky

Follow Your Heart is a memorable reading experience. It should reach a wide reading audience, and for those who are new to the wonderful jazz guitar stylings of John McLaughlin, this will get people to the music stores purchasing his music. With an insightful Foreword by Chick Corea and a solid research base with plenty of photographs of McLaughlin over the years, Walter Kolosky has written a music biography to be proud of. It is honest and in-depth, and you will come to know John McLaughlin in this book. The book is well-named with its title.

This book accurately displays and discusses the songs McLaughlin was a composer-player on, or as a player. Each song gives a perspective analysis of John McLaughlin in a given time, place, situation, and space. There is also a concise, helpful resources list on McLaughlin at the conclusion of the book.

The contents section has two listings. One listing is by album titles. The second listing is by single name titles of each song.

In reviewing the songs, many come to mind and need to be recalled. Here are some of them: "A Lotus on Irish Streams," "Afro Blue," "Awakening," "Be Happy," "Birds of Fire," "Clarendon Hills," "Dear Dalai Lama," "Dragon Song," "El Ciego," "Every Tear From Every Eye,""Follow Your Heart," "Honky-Tonk Haven," "India," "Love and Understanding," "Maharina," "New York On My Mind," "Nostalgia," "On The Way Home to Earth," "Pegasus," "Seven Sisters," "Until Such Time," "Waltz For Bill Evans," "We Will Wait Again," "Wings of Karma," "Zakir," among many other creative songs. Some of the albums include "Apocalypse," "Remember Skakti," and others.

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.

Additional Info

  • Book Title: Follow Your Heart: John McLaughlin song by song -- A listeners Guide'
  • Author: Walter Kolosky
  • Publisher: Abstract Logix Books
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Book Type:: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780976101659
  • Rating: Four Stars
  • Number of Pages: 306
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