John McLaughlin Quintet — The Liberation Tour

Volkshaus Basel
Friday, 06 October

John McLaughlin has been on the music scene since the early 1960, working first with Brian Auger and Georgie Fame, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce, Ray Ellington's quartet, the Four Tops, and Wilson Pickett. He recorded his first solo LP ("Extrapolation"), then went to the USA at the invitation of Dave Holland, bassist for Miles Davis. There he first participated in several important albums, including “In a Silent Way,” “Bitches Brew,” “Emergency!” “A Tribute to Jack Johnson,” “Escalator over the Hill,” “Spaces,” and on “Infinite Search.”
Success came for McLaughlin with his own Mahavishnu Orchestra, formed in 1971, in which he played with Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer, Billy Cobha, and Rick Laird. The fusion of jazz and rock was groundbreaking for fusion music in the early 1970s. In the Mahavishnu Orchestra, McLaughlin was able to fully develop his guitar technique as well as his musical potential for the first time. He also recorded with Carlos Santana.
In December 1980, he recorded the famous live album “Friday Night in San Francisco” with guitarists Al Di Meola and Paco de Lucía, which sold over two million copies. In 1982 followed the studio album “Passion, Grace & Fire,” which can be counted among the classics of acoustic guitar recordings. Since 2009, McLaughlin has been collaborating with musicians Gary Husband (keyb, dr), and Étienne M'Bappé (b) under the band project John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension.
McLaughlin will be coming to Basel with his quintet, which in addition to Husband and M'Bappé includes Ranjit Barot (drums, percussion) and Jany McPherson (piano, vocals), as a part of this season’s Offbeat Concert Series. Don’t miss your chance to see the artist who named Jazz Guitarist of the Year seven times by readers of the world's most widely circulated jazz magazine, “Down Beat,” and twice by music critics.
Tickets are CHF 50.40-90.90.


Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14
4058 Basel

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