Walter Kolosky is a businessman and music journalist. Abstract Logix has published two of his books. The most recent of which, Power, Passion and Beauty – The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra, was nominated as a finalist for the 2007 ARSC award for “Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.” Kolosky is also a contributing writer to Jazz.com.
What The Critics Are Saying About Power, Passion and Beauty:
Steven Rosen from Curled up with a Good Book says, “If you really want to know where the fusion thing began, read this. John McLaughlin and his Mahavishnu Orchestra was at the very center of this genre and Power, Passion and Beauty is at the very center of that history.”
Stuart Nicholson for Jazzwise magazine says, “…I enjoyed this book. It’s a good read and communicates the real significance of one of jazz’s great ensembles.”
Jeff Melton from the progressive music webzine Eclectic Moonlight says, “Mr. Kolosky has provided a distinctive insight into the inner workings of the group. He has shed new light on arguably the first and finest fusion band on the planet.”
Bloomberg News’ Paul Goguen (Host of Bloomberg Muse) says Power, Passion and Beauty, “… is skillfully researched and assembled from the band’s formation to its demise. It is a must read for any Mahavishnu or music fan.”
Colin Harper of Mojo Magazine writes- “…definitively researched … and page-turning account – from conception to destruction to a kind of resurrection. Forget about punk: this is 403 chords and the truth.”
The Boston Phoenix says that Power, Passion and Beauty is, “…an entertaining ride.”
Anil Prasad of Innerviews calls the book, “…highly informative and engaging…”
Randy Allar of Cleveland’s WCSB’s The Fusion Show says, “Power, Passion and Beauty is a brilliantly written book that now answers questions the fans would never have thought of asking.”
Music Radio host Len Davis of PBS (Australia) says, “The power of this book is such that I could not put it down once I started!”
Jordan Rich of Boston’s WBZ Radio says “If you’re not a fan of the band before reading it, you will certainly grow to appreciate the music and the inventive artists who fashioned it…and probably come away hunting down their CDs.”
John Kelman of Allaboutjazz.com, says Walter Kolosky “…has finally righted a wrong, delivering a book that is as factual an account of the group’s rise and fall as will likely ever be published…a terrific story beautifully told.”
“That book (Power, Passion and Beauty) is great! – Chick Corea.