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Thieves and Poets

Thieves and Poets
Studio album by John McLaughlin
Released October 14, 2003 (2003-10-14)
Recorded June 2002
Genre Jazz
Length 24:26
Label Verve
Producer John McLaughlin
John McLaughlin chronology
Remember Shakti – Saturday Night in Bombay
Thieves and Poets
Industrial Zen
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
All About Jazz [2]

Thieves and Poets is an album by John McLaughlin, released in 2003 through the record label Verve.[1] The album reached number twenty on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.[3]


  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
  • Chart performance 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Track listing

  1. "Thieves and Poets, Pt. 1" (McLaughlin) – 12:32
  2. "Thieves and Poets, Pt. 2" (McLaughlin) – 8:15
  3. "Thieves and Poets, Pt. 3" (McLaughlin) – 5:38
  4. "My Foolish Heart" (Washington, Young) – 5:03
  5. "The Dolphin" (Eca) – 4:16
  6. "Stella by Starlight" (Washington, Young) – 4:27
  7. "My Romance" (Hart, Rodgers) – 4:09


  • Helmut Schartlmüller — bass
  • John McLaughlin — guitar
  • Matt Haimovitz — cello
  • Yan Maresz — Orchestration, Sound Design
  • Paul Meyer — clarinet
  • Viktoria Mullova — violin
Other credits
  • Guido Andreani — assistant engineer
  • Pascal Bod — release coordinator
  • Peppe de Angelis — assistant engineer
  • Thomas Dorn — cover photo
  • Lïla Guilloteau — assistant coordinator
  • Ira McLaughlin — photography
  • Maureen Murphy — release coordinator
  • John Newcott — release coordinator
  • Christian Pégand — production coordination
  • Renato Rivolta — conductor
  • Christoph Stickel — mastering
  • Marcus Wippersberg — recording, mixing

Chart performance

Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard Top Jazz Albums 20[3]


  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Thieves and Poets".  
  2. ^ Kolosky, Walter (25 October 2003). "John McLaughlin: Thieves and Poets". Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Thieves and Poets: Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved May 13, 2011. 

External links

  • Thieves and Poets at Discogs (list of releases)
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