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improvisation and which concludes,
after trading figures back and forth, with a
breath-taking ultra-linear vision; and parts
3 and 4 of side two-part 3 another guitar
violin exchange, and part 4, a percussion
feature whose groove is so strong it could
follow a Chicago blues cut on the air.
There are several noteworthy and impres-
sive parts to the record, though. On the
short track, "Lotus Feet," John plays some
reflective, emotional phrases fleetingly re-
miniscent of John Coltrane's "Alabama."
If there were any criticism one might
make, it would be that all the material is,
after the slow introductions, in an energet-
ic, folky 4/4. What we miss in this Indian-
oriented acoustic band is the harmonic
and rhythmic richness we know McLaugh-
lin and these other players are capable of.