Posted on Sep 15, 2007 in Interviews, News | 0 comments

John McLaughlin Interviewed at AAJ: Part 2 of « On the Road » Series.

It may not come as a total surprise, especially from an artist with the longevity and stylistic breadth of John McLaughlin, but riding in a van with the guitarist and his new group, The 4th Dimension— keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband, bass wunderkind Hadrien Feraud and drummer Mark Mondesir—and listening to them talking about Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Woody Herman and others, it’s an eye opener to those who think that a fusion band doesn’t have its roots (or, at least, one of its branches) in the straight- ahead jazz tradition. Like many musicians who push musical boundaries, it’s clear that in order to think outside of the box you need to know the dimensions of that box.

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