Legendary guitarist John McLaughlin begins his 2007 North American with his new electric group The 4th Dimension on September 13th at the Carolina Theater in Durham, North Carolina. The tour covers sixteen cities, with stops at Monterey Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival.
McLaughlin performed with Miles Davis and his own historic bands, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and The Guitar Trio. His latest project includes drummer and keyboardist Gary Husband , drummer Mark Mondesir and French bassist Hadrien Faraud. The band will be playing pieces from McLaughlin’s Industrial Zen album, in addition to other compositions.A new DVD recently came out, featuring John McLaughlin and Selvaganesh Vinayakram. Titled The Gateway to Rhythm, the educational video demonstrates the Indian konakol technique (vocal percussion). For PAL versions go to http://www.mediastarz.com.
“I’m a guitar player—that’s what I am primarily, that’s what I’ll always be,” McLaughlin has been quoted as saying. “(And) I’m an eternal learner. I don’t want to stop learning because I feel that no matter what I’ve done; I’m really just beginning again. I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning.”
September 13th 2007 -Fletcher Hall – Carolina Theatre , Durham, North Carolina
September 14th 2007 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
September 15th 2007 – Champaign-Urbana, IL – Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
September 19th 2007 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
September 20th 2007 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
September 21st 2007 – Monterey, CA – Lyons Stage
September 23rd 2007 – Arcata, CA – John Van Duzer Theatre – Humboldt State University
September 25th 2007 – Albany, NY – The Egg
September 27th 2007 – New York, NY – Town Hall
September 28th 2007 – Washington, DC – Lisner Auditorium – George Washington University
September 29th 2007 – Bethlehem, PA – Zoellner Arts Center – Lehigh University
September 30th 2007 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
October 2nd 2007 – Montreal, QU, Canada – Maisonneuve Theatre de la Place des Arts
October 4th 2007 – Ottawa, ON, Canada – Dominion-Chalmers United Church
October 5th 2007 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Massey Hall
John McLaughlin recordings available: To The One, Electric Guitarist, Floating Point, Extrapolation, Love Devotion Surrender, Inner Mounting Flame, Live at the Royal Festival Hall, Devotion, My Goal’s Beyond, Que Alegria, Industrial Zen, Shakti, Trio of Doom: John McLaughlin Jaco Pastorius Tony Williams, Thieves & Poets, The Guitar Trio, Mahavishnu, John McLaughlin: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra “The Mediterranean”, Heart of Things: Live in Paris, Remember Shakti: The Believer, Birds of Fire, Devotion, Remember Shakti: Saturday Night in Bombay, Visions of the Emerald Beyond, Between Nothingness & Eternity.