Posted on Mai 4, 2021 in Albums, home | 12 comments

As the world reels from the social, emotional, and spiritual toll of the ongoing viral-induced global lockdown, McLaughlin reflects on both the perils and potential of this challenging moment with “Liberation Time” — his newest album, available July 16th on Abstract Logix/Mediastarz. In the fall of 2020, as the reality of pandemic limitations set in, McLaughlin commenced work on “Liberation Time” as a “direct response” (his words) to the mandated restrictions imposed by the spread of Covid-19. Characterized by both joy and reflection, “Liberation Time” finds McLaughlin harnessing his frustrations and redirecting that energy. “The result,” he explains in a candid liner note, “was an explosion of music in my mind.”

John McLaughlin (Guitar, Guitar synth, Piano); Roger Rossignol (Piano); Ranjit Barot (Drums, Konokol); Jean Michel. ‘Kiki’ Aublette (Drums,Bass); Vinnie Colaiuta (Drums); Nicolas Viccaro(Drums); Julian Siegel (Tenor Sax); Etienne MBappe(Bass); Gary Husband (Drums, Piano); Sam Burgess (Bass); Jerome Regard (Bass); Oz Ezzeldin (Piano)

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