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Music Review: John McLaughlin/Jaco Pastorius/Tony Williams - Trio Of Doom

There are 1 comment on the Blogcritics story from Jun 26, 2007, titled Music Review: John McLaughlin/Jaco Pastorius/Tony Williams - Trio Of Doom . In it, Blogcritics reports that:

“Well, I think we can do it better.”

A band made up of the godfather of fusion guitar, the undisputed greatest innovator of the electric bass guitar and the best drummer of them all is a fusion jazz dream. And for the very briefest of time, John McLaughlin, Jaco Pastorius and Tony Williams formed a power trio to top all power trios. One that Jaco coined 'The Trio Of Doom.'

It became more fittingly 'The Doomed Trio.' Here's how it happened.

In 1979 the U.S State Department sponsored a trip of prominent American musicians to play in Havana, Cuba along with Cuba's finest in a musical summit event formally called 'Havana Jam,' and nicknamed 'The Bay Of Gigs.' All of the American artists, from primarily the jazz, fusion and rock genres were provided by Columbia Records, who organized the three day event. Williams, McLaughlin and Pastorius (through his membership in Weather Report) were all Columbia recording artists at the time and were all going to Havana. All three had played or jammed with one other, but never all three together. Since they were going to all be performing at the Jam anyway, they decided to get together for a single gig during the event, limited to only twenty-five minutes. Read more

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FUSIONFAN

Shreveport, LA

#1 Jul 6, 2007
***** all the way - fantastic album....

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