Posted on nov 15, 2007 in News | 2 comments

With the completion of legendary guitarist John McLaughlin’s 2007 tour with his new group The 4th Dimension—his first fusion tour in North America in nearly a decade, there are plenty of opportunities to reexamine the tour in the context of earlier groups. While for some, the litmus test will always be his first, groundbreaking Mahavishnu Orchestra that recorded the classic The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia, 1972), the truth is that McLaughlin has continued to evolve in a myriad of contexts. From the Indo-centric Shakti and Remember Shakti to his trio with Trilok Gurtu and his late 1990s Heart of Things band, each of McLaughlin’s groups has possessed its own distinctive personality.

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