t 68, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin has nothing left to prove.
He’s played with everyone from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. And, as leader of the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the ’70s, McLaughlin created a bold new fusion of jazz, rock and Indian influences that remains some of the most challenging music ever recorded.
Currently on tour with a new ensemble that makes a stop tonight at the Granada Theater, McLaughlin was kind enough to take some time and talk about his illustrious career. Read our Q&A with the virtuosic composer in full after the jump.
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