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John McLaughlin to Revisit Music of Mahavishnu Orchestra in 2017 Tour

“The Meeting of the Spirits” is scheduled for November-December 2017

Jimmy Herring
John McLaughlin
"The Meeting of the Spirits" tour is scheduled for November-December 2017

In his first extensive U.S. tour in seven years, guitarist John McLaughlin, joined by guitarist Jimmy Herring, will revisit the “pioneering music he introduced with his deeply influential, genre-defying Mahavisnu Orchestra” in “The Meeting of the Spirits” tour scheduled for November and December 2017, backed by his current band the 4th Dimension, featuring drummer Ranjit Barot, keyboardist-drummer Gary Husband and bassist Étienne M’Bappé, according to a press release. McLaughlin and Herring will each perform separate sets before pairing up for a tribute to classic Mahavishnu Orchestra material from albums such as The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire, Between Nothingness and Eternity and Visions of the Emerald Beyond.

“The music of Mahavishnu is part of my personal and musical history, and as such it is inseparable from me,” McLaughlin said in the release. “To return to these pieces with the experience I’ve had for the past 45 years, since the majority of those pieces were played all those years ago, is very exciting.”

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