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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Meeting of the Spirits: John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring at the Michigan Theater

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Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip + John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension
Meeting of the Spirits Tour
Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 15, 2017

When it comes to virtuosi, guitarist John McLaughlin ranks high in the jazz fusion world. Having the early fortune to connect with legendary drummer ...

John McLaughlin To Tour The U.S. June 11-23 Including Bonnaroo And A 3-Night Stint At The Blue Note In New York

John McLaughlin To Tour The U.S. June 11-23 Including Bonnaroo And A 3-Night Stint At The Blue Note In New York

Los Angeles, CA: World-renowned guitarist John McLaughlin, is set to begin his first U.S. tour in three years. The tour begins on June 11th in Durham, NC and will hit Asheville, DC, Bethlehem, Boston and a 3-night stand in New York City at the Blue Note before ending in Toronto on June 23rd. McLaughlin and his legendary 4th Dimension band will ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John McLaughlin: Risk, Magic And Mystery

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Shortly after completing a successful European tour with the 4th Dimension, guitarist John McLaughlin has some time to put his well-traveled feet up at his home in Monaco and reflect on the evolution of this band, its second CD, Now Here This (Abstract Logix, 2012), and the mysteries of live performance. Yet, just two days before ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jimmy Herring: Subject to Change without Notice

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It's been four years since Lifeboat (Abstract Logix, 2008), guitarist Jimmy Herring's outstanding debut as leader. Herring hasn't been idle though, recording and touring with Widespread Panic. And given that it took several decades to make the first CD, four years isn't so long to wait for another-especially one this good. The emphasis is emphatically on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension: Now Here This

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Guitarist John McLaughlin and his 4th Dimension group's studio debut, To The One (Abstract Logix, 2010), mined the past for inspiration. The spirit of saxophonist John Coltrane's A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1965) drove McLaughlin's most charged electric playing in years, proving he'd lost none of his fire. Two years on, and McLaughlin's 4th Dimension returns another ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Various Artists: The New Universe Music Festival 2010 - Abstract Logix Live!

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Various Artists
The New Universe Music Festival 2010: Abstract Logix Live!
Abstract Logix
2011

On November 20-21 2010, Raleigh, North Carolina became the destination for fans of cutting edge fusion/improvised music, drawn from all over the world by the embarrassment of riches that the New Universe Music festival offered in tribute ...

The New Universe Music Festival 2010 - Abstract Logix Live!

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For those who like their jazz hard, loud, filled with killer chops and intricate writing, the 2010 New Universe Music Festival was like manna from heaven. Amidst seven groups including two fusion deities, guitarist John McLaughlin and drummer Lenny White, it was an exhilarating experience for the few hundred people in attendance--some coming from hundreds of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension: Philadelpha, PA November 12, 2010

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John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension
The Keswick Theatre
Glenside, PA 19038
November 12, 2010

Guitarist John McLaughlin kicked off the US portion of his North American Tour Friday night in the Philadelphia area, at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. Whether you are a fan of fusion, blues, rock or strictly jazz, there ...

John McLaughlin & The 4th Diminsion: To The One

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Iconic guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin has released his most consistently engaging disc in years. What makes it so? Well, his band is the same kind of highly skilled fusion unit as on many McLaughlin dates--nothing new there. The main difference seems to be a renewed commitment to the art of songwriting. Much more care has been ...