Posted on Déc 6, 2010 in News | 0 comments

It may not matter to most listeners that John McLaughlin’s latest CD To The One is a tribute of sorts to a virtuoso of another time.

And, truth be told, probably only the most deeply schooled jazz archivists are likely to find much tangible musical commonality between this and the object of McLaughlin’s tribute, saxophonist John Coltrane’s seminal A Love Supreme — an album recorded 44 years earlier, with a different lead instrument played by a man almost three decades McLaughlin’s junior (Coltrane was 38 when he recorded A Love Supreme; McLaughlin, 67 for To The One), in a different era and a different world where jazz music and jazz musicians were still learning languages McLaughlin has now long since mastered.

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