I've recently been listening to John McLaughlin a lot. And while I love his playing, I don't quite comprehend what's he's playing.. :(
I think this is because I'm not accustomed to hearing chromatic harmony and all the advanced techniques found in his playing.
So when I'm listening to something, on a more intellectual level than just enjoyment, what should I be listening for?
What do you "hear" when you listen to someone as advanced as McLaughlin?
If I can't really understand what he's playing does this mean I'm not ready to listen to him?
Have a listen to one of my favorite tracks of John playing one of Bill Evan's tunes. It's called "Very Early":