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Updated: John McLaughlin to Auction PRS Double Neck Guitar for Charity

Updated: John McLaughlin to Auction PRS Double Neck Guitar for Charity

The custom double neck guitar made for John McLaughlin by Paul Reed Smith Guitars, used by John on the Meeting of the Spirits tour, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with the auction starting today and running until December 10. All proceeds will benefit Music Heals, providing therapy for children and adults in Ramallah. Here is a message from John: For my farewell tour of the US, Paul ... »

More ‘Meeting of the Spirits Tour’ Reviews From the Road

More ‘Meeting of the Spirits Tour’ Reviews From the Road

Our friends at All About Jazz offer this review of the show in Ann Arbor, Michigan. MusicFestNews has a write-up with details about the show at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville. Here’s a version of “Meeting of the Spirits” from the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC on November 11, 2017. »

“This Is The Way I Do It” Instructional DVDs Available Again

“This Is The Way I Do It” Instructional DVDs Available Again

Once more available is the fantastic 3-DVD box set from John McLaughlin, “This Is The Way I Do It“. This highly-rated instructional set offers multiple camera angles, play-along scores, and a progressive outline of concepts for study. Click the ‘Buy Now’ button above to view the box set at John’s merch store. »

John McLaughlin - Live at Ronnie Scotts

John McLaughlin Nominated for a Grammy

Abstract Logix artist John McLaughlin was nominated today for a Grammy award for his guitar solo on one of the pieces on his latest release, Live at Ronnie Scott’s. The tune Miles Beyond originally appeared on Birds of Fire by Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1973. 2018 Nominees, Improvised jazz solo: “Can’t Remember Why” — Sara Caswell, soloist “Dance of Shiva” — Billy ... »

John McLaughlin Discusses His Farewell U.S. Tour With Guitar World Magazine

John McLaughlin Discusses His Farewell U.S. Tour With Guitar World Magazine

John sat down with Andy Aledort from Guitar World magazine to discuss the Meeting of the Spirits Tour with Jimmy Herring. Check it out here. Also, check out this performance of Dance of Maya at New York’s Town Hall on November 3, 2017. »

Win Tickets to See The Meeting of the Spirits in San Francisco

Win Tickets to See The Meeting of the Spirits in San Francisco

The Meeting of the Spirits Tour is perhaps the guitar event of the year as it brings together John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip, plus an encore set featuring an amalgamation of both ensembles playing Mahavishnu Orchestra music. McLaughlin and Herring spoke about the tour for Guitar Player’s November cover feature. We’ll have free copies of that issue, cour... »

See Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Reviews from the Meeting of the Spirits Tour

See Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Reviews from the Meeting of the Spirits Tour

Nearly two weeks in, the members of The 4th Dimension and The Invisible Whip have shared time on the road and backstage, not to mention the concerts themselves, where the music has left sold-out audiences devastated. Have a look at some moments from the past few days. Thumbnail/header photo by Drew Stawin. Other photos by Gary Husband and Abstract Logix staff. DownBeat magazine was in the house to... »

Trading Licks: Wayne Krantz Interviews John McLaughlin

Trading Licks: Wayne Krantz Interviews John McLaughlin

Two Abstract Logix labelmates spent some time together this week when maverick guitar craftsman Wayne Krantz sat down to interview maestro John McLaughlin. They discussed influences, history, and more. WK: You’re a citizen of the world. Do you consciously identify as a Brit anymore? JM: There are certain aspects of a culture you grow up in that stay with you for life. Having spent the greater part... »

McLaughlin and Herring to Offer Free Webcast of Capitol Theatre Show on Sat. Nov. 4

McLaughlin and Herring to Offer Free Webcast of Capitol Theatre Show on Sat. Nov. 4

The guitarists will be offering a free webcast of their show on November 4 at the iconic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, brought to you by Relix magazine, Abstract Logix, and the Capitol Theatre. The tour, which opened November 1 in Buffalo, NY, will feature John McLaughlin backed by his 4th Dimension band and Jimmy Herring leading his Invisible Whip project, along with a collaborative set of... »

Meeting of the Spirits Tour Set to Start!

Meeting of the Spirits Tour Set to Start!

Everyone has convened and rehearsals are underway. The excitement is palpable and the musicians and crew all look forward to bringing this music to you, including some Mahavishnu Orchestra material. It all gets underway tomorrow in Buffalo! Jimmy and John send their best wishes and hope to see you down the road soon. The Meeting of the Spirits Tour Itinerary: 11/1/17 Buffalo, NY, University at Buf... »

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