Slated for worldwide release this fall, “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 the instrument a depth of sadness and admiration beyond words.
Otherwise electric, “Black Light” features the 4th Dimension – “my three favorite musicians,” in McLaughlin’s word – in full flight, with their empathy and precision honed on stage and in the studio.
Format: CD Cat No.: ABLX-050 Barcode: 700261424491
John McLaughlin (Guitar), Ranjit Barot (Drums), Gary Husband (Keyboard / Drums) and Etienne MBappe (Bass Guitar).
01. Here Come the Jiis 02. Clap Your Hand 03. Being You Being Me 04. Panditji 05. 360 Flip 06. El Hombre Que Sabia 07. Gaza City 08. Kiki
Recorded At – Eastcote Studios and Mediastarz Monaco.
"They’re calling this latest album by the implausibly youthful 73-year-old guitar tornado John McLaughlin the work of “the Mahavishnu Orchestra of the 21st century” – a reference to the cult band McLaughlin formed in the 1970s to blend jazz, Indian music and high-energy electric fusion..."