Posted on Nov 22, 2007 in News | 1 comment

Any attempt to summarize John McLaughlin’s diverse career into a mere two CDs will be open to criticism, especially by the legendary guitarist’s ardent fans. The Essential John McLaughlin is not meant to be a “best of” collection, or even a representation of all the various groups he’s led since his professional career began in the early 1960s, coming to greater acclaim later that decade. Instead, what this compilation attempts—and succeeds—is to show just how multifaceted McLaughlin has been from the very beginning.

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