Lineup : John McLaughlin, Gary Husband, Etienne M’Bappe, Ranjit Barot.
Guitar legend John McLaughlin performed across America during Summer 2013 with his trailblazing band, the 4th Dimension (Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe on bass, Ranjit Barot on drums). The final concert in Boston, which was held at the Berklee College of Music, was recorded for this live release. This fiery performance features music from John’s recent studio albums “Now Here This”and “To the One”, not to mention the classical Mahavishnu Orchestra song. “You Know, You Know”.
During the summer of 2013, guitar legend John McLaughlin and his trailblazing band The 4th Dimension – Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe on bass, and Ranjit Barot on drums and vocals – toured across America. On June 22nd they performed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. This concert was recorded and is now being released as McLaughlin’s latest recording, “The Boston Record”.
When asked to describe “The Boston Record”, McLaughlin said, “From time to time, a live record is made that has everything: great collective playing, a terrific audience, fantastic recorded sound, and a wonderful atmosphere. In the new recording of our concert you’ll find all of the above. I’m really happy about this recording.”
“The Boston Record” captures McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension playing a fiery performance at Berklee, highlighted by a new take on the classic Mahavishnu Orchestra song “You Know, You Know”.
“The Boston Record” will be released March 18, 2014 on Media Starz and Abstract Logix Records.
Format: CD Cat No.: ABLX 042
Barcode: 7 00261 39708 5
John McLaughlin (Guitar), Ranjit Barot (Drums), Gary Husband (Keyboard / Drums) and Etienne MBappe (Bass Guitar).
01. Raju 02. Little Miss Valley 03. Abbaji 04. Echos from Then 05. Senor C.S. 06. Call & Answer 07. Maharina 08. Hijacked 09. You Know You Know
Recorded live on 22nd June, 2013 at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Mixed and Mastered in January 2014.
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John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension: The Boston Record
"This isn't 4th Dimension's first live album, though it is the first to feature the seven year-old group's current configuration. Ranjit Barot, first heard with McLaughlin on Floating Point (Abstract Logix, 2009), replaced drummer Mark Mondesir on Now Here This (Abstract Logix, 2013), and is as outrageously virtuosic as ever; the equally impressive bassist Etienne Mbappe is back too, as is serious double-threat keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband—the only other remaining member of 4th Dimension's inaugural lineup and clearly an increasingly important musical collaborator."