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McLaughlin & Herring is a Meeting of The Spirits

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:30 pm

One of the most anticipated jazz events of 2017 was The Meeting of The Spirits tour, a co-billing of celebrated fusion icon John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension with the astoundingly diverse Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip. Though the two guitarists/bandleaders spawned from different generations and backgrounds, their affinity for bringing exploratory styles including Indian Classical Music, Spanish guitar, funk, and blues, are an ever-bonding force.

John McLaughlin's Final Bow with a Sold-Out Performance at Royce Hall@UCLA

Submitted by MAD Ink PR on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:51 pm

Jazz Fusion Legend, John McLaughlin took his final bow at the Royce Hall on this past Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd.   After 25 shows across the U.S., with more than 16 complete sell-outs, McLaughlin and his current band, the 4th Dimension – Ranjit Barot (drums), Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), and Etienne M’Bappé (bass), performed their final live show in Los Angeles.

John McLaughlin Live @ Ronnie Scott's

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Sun, 09/10/2017 - 6:10 pm

Of the living legendary Jazz musicians of the 20th century, few perform with such purpose and poise as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin. As the groundbreaking Jazz-fusion originating guitarist has put it in two separate interviews with Grateful Web, it’s all out of love. Love for life, love for the players in his earth-shattering 4th Dimension band, love for exploration, love for all people.

John McLaughlin's "Live @ Ronnie Scott's"

Submitted by MAD Ink PR on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 1:00 pm

“Ronnie Scott’s…” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin, “…where would I be without them?” The venerable London jazz club and its charismatic namesake gave so much to McLaughlin’s career, the roots of which extend as far back as McLaughlin’s stint as a member of the club’s house band in the 1960s.

John McLaughlin New Album due out 9/15

Submitted by MAD Ink PR on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 6:17 pm

“Ronnie Scott’s…” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin, “…where would I be without them?” The venerable London jazz club and its charismatic namesake gave so much to McLaughlin’s career, the roots of which extend as far back as McLaughlin’s stint as a member of the club’s house band in the 1960s.

John McLaughlin Announces Farewell Tour Dates with Jimmy Herring Celebrating Mahavishnu Orchestra

Submitted by MAD Ink PR on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:25 am

In a career that spans over five decades, John McLaughlin, one of music’s most influential and prolific guitarists, composers, and bandleaders, will begin his farewell U.S. tour on November 1 in Buffalo, NY.  McLaughlin will be joined by Jimmy Herring, who has been in the creative forefront of the American rock-jam movement for 25 years.  The Meeting of the Spirits tour will hit 23 cities before ending in Los Angeles on December 9.

John McLaughlin Releases Black Light Tomorrow, 9/18

Submitted by MAD Ink PR on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 5:46 pm

Tomorrow, September 18, 2015 via Abstract Logix, the  worldwide release of Black Light finds the relentlessly inquisitive, exploratory Guitarist John McLaughlin continuing to uncover new melodic and rhythmic pathways with the fearless zeal that has made him one of modern music’s most admired and influential figures.  

Grateful Web Interview w John McLaughlin

Submitted by Dylan Muhlberg on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:36 pm

Grateful Web was humbled and honored to have an extended conversation with jazz-fusion guitarist and bandleader John McLaughlin. He began recording and composing groundbreaking music in the 1960s before joining forces with Miles Davis on his landmark albums “In A Silent Way” and “Bitches Brew”. His band Mahavishnu Orchestra was the fundamental jazz-fusion originator. His illustrious career since has been continually remarkable.

John McLaughlin to appear with Col. Bruce

Submitted by MAD Ink PR on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:08 pm

An all-star concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of Paul Reed Smith Guitars will host a pair unprecedented firsts, when legendary guitarist, composer, and bandleader John McLaughlin appears as a special guest with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit at what will be the premier performance by the band’s reunited lineup of Hampton, guitarist Jimmy Herring, bassist Oteil Burbridge, drummer Jeff Sipe, and keyboardist Matt Slocum.

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