Belo Horizonte (album)

Belo Horizonte is an album by John McLaughlin, released in 1981 through Warner Music Group.[4] The album reached number 172 on the Billboard 200 and number 11 on Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.[5]

Belo Horizonte
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Studio album by
Released1981
RecordedJune–July 1981
GenreJazz fusion, jazz
Length37:34
LabelWarner Music Group
ProducerJohn McLaughlin
John McLaughlin chronology
Electric Dreams
(1979)
Belo Horizonte
(1981)
Friday Night in San Francisco
(1981)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

The album features McLaughlin on acoustic guitar, although the backing band includes electric keyboards. The same basic lineup would return on his next album Music Spoken Here. It is the first McLaughlin album including Katia Labèque, who would become his wife.

Track listingEdit

All tracks by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

  1. "Belo Horizonte" – 4:28
  2. "La Baleine" – 5:58
  3. "Very Early (Homage to Bill Evans)" (Evans, McLaughlin) – 1:12
  4. "One Melody" – 6:27
  5. "Stardust on Your Sleeve" – 6:03
  6. "Waltz for Katia" – 3:26
  7. "Zamfir" – 5:47
  8. "Manitas d'Oro (For Paco de Lucia)" – 4:13

PersonnelEdit

  • Tommy Campbell – Bass, Drums, snare drums
  • Jean Paul Celea – Bass, Acoustic Bass
  • François Couturier – Fender Rhodes, Synthesizer
  • Jean-Pierre Drouet – Percussion
  • Augustin Dumay – Violin, Vocals
  • François Jeanneau – Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, Saxophone
  • Katia Labèque – Keyboards, Piano, Synthesizer
  • Paco de Lucía – Guitar
  • John McLaughlin – Guitar, Baritone Guitar
  • Steve Sheman – Percussion

Production:

  • George Marino – Mastering
  • Laurent Peyron – Assistant Engineer
  • Jean Louis Rizet – Engineer

Chart performanceEdit

Year Chart Position
1982 Billboard Jazz Albums 11[5]
1981 Billboard 200 172[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Belo Horizonte at AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (15 November 2002). "John McLaughlin: Belo Horizonte". allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 135. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ "Belo Horizonte". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c "Belo Horizonte: Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)