Posted on Nov 14, 2010 in Interviews, News | 0 comments


john mclaughlin

Guitarist John McLaughlin has been shredding for 47 years. He’s a bonafide jazz great that has met, and performed with, most of the greats. McLaughlin played with Tony Williams’s Lifetime, backed up Miles Davis, and founded spiritual-prog-jazz behemoth, Mahavishnu Orchestra. He even jammed with Jimi Hendrix. And he doesn’t regret any of it. At least, not from a musical standpoint. McLaughlin — in town Sunday performing at the Birchmere with his quartet, The Fourth Dimension — spoke to Click Track about guitar gadgets, his enduring connection to John Coltrane’s « A Love Supreme, » and why Miles Davis named a song after him.

Guitarist John McLaughlin has been shredding for 47 years. He’s a bonafide jazz great that has met, and performed with, most of the greats. McLaughlin played with Tony Williams’s Lifetime, backed up Miles Davis, and founded spiritual-prog-jazz behemoth, Mahavishnu Orchestra. He even jammed with Jimi Hendrix. And he doesn’t regret any of it. At least, not from a musical standpoint. McLaughlin — in town Sunday performing at the Birchmere with his quartet, The Fourth Dimension — spoke to Click Track about guitar gadgets, his enduring connection to John Coltrane’s « A Love Supreme, » and why Miles Davis named a song after him.

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