I've been a fan of the Mahavishnu Orchestra since the eighth grade. They are probably the greatest jazz fusion band ever. They were led by electric guitarist John McLaughlin, and their ranks included Billy Cobham and Jan Hammer, who went on to have successful musical careers. (Jan Hammer wrote the theme song to the TV show "Miami Vice") If you are thinking of buying a Mahavishnu Orchestra CD, I would suggest "Visions of the Emerald Beyond" or "Innermounting Flame", followed by "Birds Of Fire".
mahavishnu orchestra links
E.J.N. - JOHN MC LAUGHLIN
MAHAVISHNU JOHN McLAUGHLIN DISCOGRAPHY
Mahavishnu John McLaughlin(Rykodisc Catalog)
Mahavishnu Orchestra Bulletin Board
Mahavishnu Orchestra@Jazz Central Station
Mahavishnu Orchestra@Music Boulevard
Music Boulevard Discography Mahavishnu Orchestra
Prog Rock Corner--Mahavishnu Orchestra!
UBL Artist Mahavishnu Orchestra
Unofficial John Mc Laughlin Fan Page !!!!!
Visions Of The Emerald Beyond by Mahavishnu Orchestra Album Info at CD Universe