The Promise (John McLaughlin album)

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The Promise
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released21 December 1995
Recorded1995
GenreJazz
Length73:39
LabelVerve
ProducerJohn McLaughlin, Eddie Kramer
John McLaughlin chronology
After the Rain
(1994)
The Promise
(1995)
The Guitar Trio
(1996)
 
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The Promise
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released21 December 1995
Recorded1995
GenreJazz
Length73:39
LabelVerve
ProducerJohn McLaughlin, Eddie Kramer
John McLaughlin chronology
After the Rain
(1994)
The Promise
(1995)
The Guitar Trio
(1996)

The Promise is a jazz album released in 1995 by John McLaughlin on Verve Records. The album peaked number 4 in the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart 1996.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Django" (John Lewis) – 7:24
  2. "Thelonius Melodius"(John McLaughlin)< – 5:22
  3. "Amy and Joseph" (John McLaughlin) – 2:28
  4. "No Return" (John McLaughlin) – 7:20
  5. "El Ciego" (John McLaughlin) – 9:10
  6. "Jazz Jungle" (John McLaughlin) – 14:45
  7. "The Wish" (John McLaughlin) – 8:39
  8. "English Jam" (Vinnie Colaiuta, John McLaughlin, Sting) – 1:12
  9. "Tokyo Decadence" (John McLaughlin) – 0:39
  10. "Shin Jin Rui" (John McLaughlin) – 10:47
  11. "The Peacocks" (Jimmy Rowles) – 5:53

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
Guest Artists
Production staff

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
All About Jazz(favorable)[3]

Allmusic gave it four stars and reviewer Thom Jurek states "Ultimately, The Promise stands as one of McLaughlin's towering achievements as a guitarist and leader." Walter Koslosky in his AllAboutJazz review classifies The Promise "a potpourri of musical styles and performers. Yet, despite its disparate compositions and styles, the record manages to be a cohesive work of art. ... Bravo!"[3]

Chart performance[edit]

YearChartPosition
1996Billboard Top Jazz Albums4[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Promise - John McLaughlin | Awards | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. The Promise (John McLaughlin album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b Kolosky, Walter (20 November 2002). "John McLaughlin: The Promise". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013.