Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Jazz/Jazzrock/Fusion | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 161 / 6-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: Abstract Logix | Autor: WK

John McLaughlin's musical moments range from overwhelmingly good to unbearably bad. On the new live CD of his band The 4th Dimension, the level is going all the way to the top. It is no exaggeration to call this CD the most focused album the guitarist has released since the dispersion of the first Mahavishnu Orchestra. Everything's just right here. It starts with the selection of the pieces, in which he also falls back on his past as Mahavishnu, continues with the cover, which you want to watch again and again, and ends with the incredible mood of the guitarist and his teammates. Over long stretches one is reminded of the early seventies, in which McLaughlin really succeeded everything. At 72, the old guitar chestnut once again lets the jazz and blues rocker hang out as convincingly as he hasn't done in 40 years.

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