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Rolling Stone covers the Meeting of the Spirits Tour

The magazine spoke at length with John McLaughlin about his history and the upcoming Meeting of the Spirits Tour with Abstract Logix labelmate Jimmy Herring. Take a look here!   »

Watch the latest Meeting of the Spirits tour promo video!

Watch the latest Meeting of the Spirits tour promo video!

Watch the latest Meeting of the Spirits tour promo video featuring John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring, and we’ll see you on the road! »

John McLaughlin - Live at Ronnie Scotts

Hear “Sanctuary” from John McLaughlin’s New Release, Live @ Ronnie Scott’s

John McLaughlin has released a live version of the classic Mahavishnu Orchestra song, “Sanctuary.” The song is a part of McLaughlin’s new live set, Live @ Ronnie Scott’s, which he recorded with his band, the 4th Dimension. The album features Mahavishnu classics like “Vital Transformation” and “Miles Beyond” re-interpreted through the unique lens of the 4th Dimension—Ranjit Barot ... »

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring featured in the new Guitar Player Magazine

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring featured in the new Guitar Player Magazine

Meeting of the Spirits cohorts John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring are on the cover of the latest Guitar Player magazine, on newsstands now. There is a lengthy interview with both guitarists, along with info on gear and influences. You can buy a copy here: https://www.newbayonlinestore.com/products/guitar-player-november-2017 »

John McLaughlin Receives Honorary Degree at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain

John McLaughlin Receives Honorary Degree at Berklee’s Campus in Valencia, Spain

Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented an honorary doctor of music degree to legendary guitarist, composer, and pioneering bandleader John McLaughlin on July 10, during the commencement ceremony for the graduate programs at Berklee’s campus in Valencia, Spain. “The role of music is today what it has always been in the past,” he said in his acceptance remarks. “It is the universal language of l... »

John McLaughlin - Live at Ronnie Scotts

John McLaughlin ‘Live @ Ronnie Scott’s’ Vinyl Release

Live at Ronnie Scott’s is a single vinyl that features 6 songs from the CD. The music has been completely remastered for this release . It features all the Mahavishnu Orchestra songs that appear on the CD ( Meeting of the Spirits, Vital Transformation, Miles Beyond, Sanctuary) along with Gaza City and Here Come the Jiis. Collectors Edition 180 GM Vinyl. 1000 copies only. Special Artwork by J... »

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

Music has taken him and his guitar to some of the most exotic far reaches of the world, but Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club will always have a special place in John McLaughlin‘s heart. His mid-1960s time in the famous London venue’s house band was a key early step in his musical life, and he idly wonders « where would I be without them? » five decades later. No doubt he would still be a legend today; suc... »

John McLaughlin: Black Light

John McLaughlin: Black Light

Black Light includes 8 original McLaughlin compositions, including a heartfelt homage to his departed colleague, collaborator, and friend Paco De Lucia – with whom McLaughlin had intended to compose an album’s worth of new material just before De Lucia’s untimely passing. McLaughlin has returned to acoustic guitar for a tribute to his friend, entitled “El Hombre Que Sabia” and brings forth from th... »

Gary Husband: Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1 (Remixed and Remastered Edition with 4 Bonus Cuts)

Gary Husband: Dirty and Beautiful Vol 1 (Remixed and Remastered Edition with 4 Bonus Cuts)

“It’s been a real pleasure to revisit this album, open up all the multitracks and completely remix the material. Actually, two of the more understated tracks remain nearly the same – namely the Mark King jam and the solo keyboard piece – but aside aside from those it’s all a very different affair to what you know on our first edition. You’ll even experience a little more of our (initially quite ab... »

Four great artists – and their live interpretations of “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”

Four great artists – and their live interpretations of “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”

Having heard the live version, by different artists, of what has become somewhat of a “standard”, namely “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” it is remarkable how durable this composition has been throughout a rather long time span of jazz and rock history. My first encounter was this melody was the live version by Charles Mingus himself on double bass, at the very beginning of the 1970s. Mr. Mingus – being an ... »

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