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Musical Life 2015

Posted on août 31 by

Dear friends, It’s been too long since I wrote for the website, so I offer my excuses. It was just before the beginning of the final Shakti tour which began in October-November 2013. Much has happened since that time, and not all of it pleasant. I’d spoken to Paco de Lucia in late January of 2014 about a recording we were planning, just a few days before he left for Latin America, and we lost him forever February 25th… Shortly after this I began a project with singer Shankar Mahadevan which we will eventually release as a CD. I am personally thrilled about this project which is a completely different « fusion » for want of a better word, of the magic of Shankar’s voice with orchestra and guitar. The 4th Dimension (4D) toured the East coast of the U.S. in June 2014 during which we recorded at the Berklee Performance center in Boston, and came out with « The Boston Record » a few months later. Shortly after this I had an opportunity to record with one of my most favorite musicians,...


Australia/Asia Tour Dates

Posted on août 13 by

Australia/Asia Tour Dates Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Perth, Perth Music Hall Thursday, October 08, 2015 Sydney, Recital Hall Saturday, October 10, 2015 Brisbane, The Tivoli Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Melbourne, Melbourne Festival Friday, October 16, 2015 Jakarta, Cotton Club ** TBC Saturday, October 17, 2015 Jakarta,  Cotton Club ** TBC Sunday, October 18, 2015 Bali, Arma Ubud Friday, October 23, 2015 Tokyo, Blue Note Saturday, October 24, 2015 Tokyo, Blue Note Sunday, October 25, 2015 Tokyo, Blue Note Sunday, November 01, 2015 Bangkok, M-Theatre Hall Thursday, November 05, 2015  Dhaka , Dhaka Jazz Festival Friday, November 06, 2015 Mumbai, ** TBC **  To Be Confirmed More Dates might be added “Playing and working with the same musicians in a band is a living process which unfolds as time goes by,” reflects guitarist, composer, and bandleader John McLaughlin when considering the release of his latest album, Black Light  – the third studio album to feature his band, the 4th Dimension. Available via Abstract Logix on September 21, 2015, Black Light finds the relentlessly inquisitive, exploratory McLaughlin continuing to uncover new...


Black Light – new album (sept 2015)

Posted on mai 23 by

I have explored ways in music and recorded them with happiness. ‘Black Light’ has opened a portal that is neither Jazz nor Rock, nor Indian nor Blues, and yet all of these: it’s an open...


[updatedx2] John McLaughlin announces 4thDimension European Tour Dates 2014

Posted on oct 6 by

November 2014 5. SARAJEVO, BKC Jazz Fest, Bosnia – Herzegovina 6. BELGRAD, Dom Sindikata, Serbia 7. WEIZ, Kunsthaus Weiz, Austria 8. ELMAU, Schloss Elmau, Germany 9. FREIBURG, Stadttheater , Germany 11. LJUBLJANA, Kino Siska, Slovenia 12. MUNICH, Bayerischer Hof , Germany 13. MILANO, Blue Note, Italy 16. ZUG, Theater Casino, Switzerland 18. HELSINKI, Finlandia Talo Huset Hall, Finland 20. LONDON; Royal Festival Hall, UK 22. SKOPJE, Universal Hall 24. VIENNA , Porgy and Bess, Austria 25. VIENNA, Porgy and Bess, Austria 27. OSLO, National Jazz Scene, Norway 28. OSLO , National Jazz Scene, Norway 29. TRONDHEIM, Dokkhuset, Norway December 2014 1 MOSCOW, House of Music, Russia Please check for additional dates in the next few...


John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension: The Boston Record (2014)

Posted on sept 4 by

The Boston crowd’s roars on this live set from John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension’s 2013 tour say as much about the dazzling interplay of the band as it does about McLaughlin’s enduring appeal. For sure, McLaughlin remains one of jazz-fusion’s major draws but the acclaim has little to do with nostalgia and everything to do with the excitement that his performances—in whatever guise—generate. This incarnation of the 4th Dimension seems to have inspired McLaughlin to his fieriest electric playing in years, as this recording demonstrates in spades.   Read more >...