Thieves and Poets
After a five year break, John McLaughlin returns with an album of pure acoustic music. Fans have been craving to hear John unplug. The new CD begins with the three-part suite Thieves and Poets which McLaughlin says is a story of his musical journey through life. The cinematic piece features McLaughlin on acoustic guitar along with an Italian orchestra, conducted by Renato Rivolta. The album’s four standards are dedicated to four pianists who have influenced McLaughlin. My Foolish Heart for Chick Corea; The Dolphin for Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Stella By Starlight for Herbie Hancock; and My Romance for Bill Evans. For long time fans, McLaughlin finally records with the beautiful Our Lady acoustic guitar custom built by Abe Wechter.