John Mclaughlin & The 4th Dimension Live in Bangkok
Date : March 17, 2014
Venue: OVERTONE RCA
Capacity: 100 Peoples
Show Time : 7.00 P.M.
Ticket Purchase : PMG & Thai Ticket Major
Date : March 18, 2014
Venue: M-THEATRE HALL
Capacity: 300 Peoples
Show Time : 8.00 P.M.
Ticket Price :
– 5,000 Baht (Free 2 Drinks)
– 3,000 Baht
– 2,000 Baht
– 1,000 Baht
Active: 1960s – 2010s
Born : January 4, 1942 in Yorkshire, England
Genre : Jazz, International, Pop/Rock,Classical
Styles : Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Post-Bop, World Fusion, Chamber Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Indian Classical, Indian Subcontinent Traditions, Jazz Instrument
It has been nearly three years since world-renowned guitarist John McLaughlin released To the One, his highly acclaimed, first studio recording, with The 4th Dimension. The veteran guitar celebrates his 70th birthday year with the announcement of Now Here This (Abstract Logix) set for release on October 18th as he ups-the-ante even further with greater fire, finesse and freewheeling interplay. McLaughlin’s musical influences carry over to many of the musical elite also declaring him to be “the best guitarist alive,” as Jeff Beck mused in 2010. In 2003, McLaughlin was ranked 49th in Rolling Stone magazine list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and in the summer of 2007, McLaughlin performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Bridgeview, Illinois.
Chick Corea remarked to DownBeat Magazine that “…what John McLaughlin did with the electric guitar set the world on its ear. No one ever heard an electric guitar played like that before, and it certainly inspired me. John’s band, more than my experience with Miles, led me to want to turn the volume up and write music that was more dramatic and made your hair stand on end.” McLaughlin’s latest creative venture with The 4th Dimension reflects a slight, yet significant, alteration of the dynamic, specifically the recruitment of powerhouse Indian drummer Ranjit Barot. Cameroon-born/Paris-resident bassist Etienne M’Bappe is back from To the One, as is keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband.
This 8-track set of McLaughlin originals, recorded at Studio 26 in Antibes, France, testifies to the guitarist’s decades-long fascination with Indian music, through his effortless virtuosity, and relentless lyricism, even when the guitarist is shredding at near-light speed. As John himself simply states, “Now Here This is the culmination of my life’s work till now.”
The critical praise for McLaughlin’s previous musical venture cascaded forth immediately; John Fordham of The Guardian declared, “…this tight 40-minute document hums with a collaborative energy.” There is little doubt that McLaughlin’s return to the electrified fusion he first innovated more than 40 years ago in groups led by trumpet icon Miles Davis and drum legend Tony Williams – and, of course, with his own earth-shattering Mahavishnu Orchestra – is as electrifying and exhilarating as ever. And for those new to the genre, Now Here This is the perfect introduction – one that will surely encourage them to also dive, head-first, into this legendary guitarist’s lengthy and groundbreaking discography.
4th Dimension were an Irish rave act from Killarney in county Kerry. They achieved some success in Ireland during the early and mid 90s when they supported The Prodigy. They released two albums called Over Ground in 1994 and Around the Day in Eighty Worlds in 1995. They are no longer working in the music business.