John McLaughlin Interviewed at AAJ: First Part of « On the Road » Series.
It’s been nearly a decade since legendary guitarist John McLaughlin toured North America with an electric fusion band. With a new group, The 4th Dimension, and a new label, Abstract Logix, McLaughlin will be hitting the road in September, 2007 for a series of dates that will take him coast-to-coast in the United States, with a handful of Canadian dates also booked.
All About Jazz Senior Editor John Kelman will follow McLaughlin and his outstanding group—keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband, young bassist Hadrien Feraud and drummer Mark Mondesir—as they converge for a series of rehearsals and their first gig at the Carolina Theater in Durham, North Carolina on September 13, 2007. AAJ’s multi-part series will also include coverage of the final three dates of the tour, in Canada, beginning October 2 in Montreal. AAJ’s extensive coverage will provide unprecedented insight into how a tour evolves, from inception to completion.