John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension – Bass Players

Given that John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension are about to tour Europe in April-May 2010 it may be of interest to look at his bass players throughout 4th Dimension era. First Hadrien Feraud, who toured North America, actually played with Dominique diPiazza in Monte Carlo in November 2006 at the charity concert given there. Dominique di Piazza performed his tour de force “Hi Jacked” at this conc... »

Five Peace Band

Five Peace Band – Live

(Live concert review from May 1, 2009 at Flynn Theatre in Burlington, VT). The Flynn Theatre in Burlington, Vermont would be the last stop of this historic meeting of fusion gods Chick Corea and John McLaughlin. The night before in Boston the Five Peace Band ran through its repertoire that was supposedly honed through a long worldwide tour. Though good, the band just didn’t seem to catch fire. I w... »

The Five Peace Band

The Five Peace Band – Live in Salzburg, Austria, November 9, 2008

The Five Peace Band played live at the final concert of Salzburger Jazz-Herbst in Austria Sunday November 9, 2008. The set began with John McLaughlin and Chick Corea performing a duo version of In a Silent Way. The two were then joined by Kenny Garrett on saxophone, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Christian McBride on bass for a new rendition of The 4th Dimension’s Raju (Floating Point, Abstract Logi... »

Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Five Peace Pand : Monaco

Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and Five Peace Pand : Monaco

Chick Corea and John McLaughlin met back in 1969. The first tune they ever played together was In A Silent Way with the legendary Miles Davis. Tonight (Oct 22, 2008) at the opening night of their world tour that started at the Grimaldi Theatre in Monte Carlo, Monaco these two long time friends paid tribute to both Miles and composer Joe Zawinul by reprising their 1969 effort on the evening’s first... »

John McLaughlin : Floating Point

John McLaughlin – Floating Point

Jazz guitar icon John McLaughlin has recorded with some of the greatest musicians in the world. And those musicians have always brought their unique styles to his projects, and left their own stamp on the resulting music. In that respect, McLaughlin’s latest album Floating Point (Abstract Logix Records) is no different; it’s a wonderful album full of great playing by all the sidemen in... »

John McLaughlin - Meeting Of The Minds

John McLaughlin – Meeting Of The Minds (DVD)

During the recording of John McLaughlin’s Floating Point CD, cameras were rolling and capturing the moment on film. The end result is the making of DVD, Meeting Of The Minds . This DVD documents five days at AM Studios in Chennai, India and offers an amazing “behind the scenes” look at the sessions. Each day is indexed into a separate chapter and details the creative and collaborative process invo... »

John McLaughlin : Floating Point

John McLaughlin : Floating Point

John McLaughlin – Guitar & Guitar Synthesizer Ranjit Barot – Drums Sivamani – Percussion Louiz Banks – Keyboards Hadrien Feraud – Bass Guitar With Special Guests: George Brooks – Soprano Saxophone Debashish Bhattacharya – Hindustani Slide Guitar Shashank – Bamboo Flute Shankar Mahadevan – Vocals U. Rajesh – Electric Mandolin Naveen Ku... »

John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram - The Gateway To Rhythm

John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram – The Gateway To Rhythm

Like many Western musicians, the Indian rhythmic system known as Konokol has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I’ve heard the seemingly complex rhythmic-pattern language on many recordings, but as interesting as it sounds, the sometimes rapid-fire vocalizations (Takita, Taka Dimi, etc.) have always befuddled me. With the new instructional DVD The Gateway To Rhythm (Mediastarz Monaco; dis... »

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin in Monaco November 26, 2006

John McLaughlin and friends had a stunning performance in Monaco on November 26, 2006: There were four guitarists, two bassists and two drummers on stage. The player included Dominique diPiazza and Hadrien Feraud (bass), Eric Sempe, Louis Winsberg and Marc Guillermont (guitars). John McLaughlin performed Hi Jacked from Que Alegria with both Dominique diPiazza and Hadrien Feraud as well as Senor CS... »

John McLaughlin – Industrial Zen

John McLaughlin: Industrial Zen [2006]

Industrial Zen ~ John McLaughlin 2006 So what happens when jazz fusion marinates, absorbs, and is recreated after struggling for air in a wild soup of over three decades of of music evolution? You open the kettle of some warmed-over, bitches brew, and out leaps Industrial Zen by McLaughlin. My first thought upon hearing this CD was celebration! I then heard and felt a rejoicing, a confidence, a th... »

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