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February 13, 2009

John McLaughlin on Johnny Carson

Yes folks, there was a time not so long ago when jazz was featured on the late night talk shows. In this classic clip, guitarist John McLaughlin shows off his chops on a very up-tempo version of Ray Noble's Cherokee.

6 comments:

Bert said...

Love this clip, just wish the guitar was up a bit more. He is so relaxed. I think the song is Cherokee.

m78w said...

Yep, that's a burning version of Cherokee. Only a few guys, like John, are brave enough to take it that fast!

Anonymous said...

That's Cherokee - Sonny Rollins/Clifford Brown, non?

omsjawmusic said...

this guy can shred!!!!!!!!

musiclover said...

Vic Juris recorded a blazing uptempo Cherokee on Horizon Drive, his second album for Muse back in the late 1970s, while still in his 20s. It's worth checking out.

IgnitedWeStand said...

Ah, to be a musician and be playing on Johnny Carson. Wouldn't that be nice.