Grammy Award: Bitches Brew by Miles Davis 1973: Down Beat Reader's Poll: Guitarist of the Year 1973: Guitar Player Reader's Poll: Best Jazz Guitarist 1973: Grammy nomination: Birds of Fire 1974: Down Beat Reader's Poll: Guitarist of the Year 1974: Guitar Player Reader's Poll: Best Jazz Guitarist 1974: Guitar Player Reader's Poll: Best Overall Guitarist 1975: Guitar Player Reader's Poll: Best Jazz Guitarist 1975: Guitar Player Reader's Poll: Best Overall Guitarist 1981: Grammy Award: Friday Night in San Francisco 1981: Guitar Player: Best Overall Guitar Recording: Friday Night in San Francisco Grammy Award: Aura by Miles Davis Grammy Award: Round Midnight by Dexter Gordon Oscar Award: Round Midnight by Dexter Gordon Down Beat, October 1, 1994 Vol. 61, No. 10, ISSN: 0012-5768 Montreal spotlights best of Jazz Fest's 15 years. This year, electro-acoustic guitarist John McLaughlin received the Miles Davis Prize, a new annual award in recognition of an important international jazz musician. Thursday, December 1, 1994 Vol. 61, No. 12, ISSN: 0012-5768 Down Beat's 59th Annual Readers Poll. Acoustic Guitar: 274 John McLaughlin 190 Jim Hall 173 Kenny Burrell 172 Joe Pass 76 Ralph Towner 44 Pat Metheny Grammy nomination: JM and Sting for the Wind Cries Mary from the Hendrix tribute Guitar Player, February 1, 1997 Vol. 31, No. 2, ISSN: 0017-5463 Best Jazz Guitarist 1st: John McLaughlin 2nd: John Scofield 3rd: Charlie Hunter Best Jazz Guitar Album 1st: John McLaughlin, The Promise 2nd: Charlie Hunter, Ready, Set... Shango! 3rd: Mike Stern, Between the Lines, and John Scofield, Groove Elation (tie) 1997: Top Jazz Canary of All Time Award nomination by Anant Sundaram Please e-mail corrections and updates to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!