This fall, American guitarist John McLaughlin is going to release a new album with his 4th Dimension ensemble. The quartet performed at 18 Jazz Fest Sarajevo and consists of, as McLaughlin said it, three of his favorite musicians – multi-instrumentalist Gary Husband, bassis Etienne Mbappe and drummer Ranjit Barot.
On the album called Black Light released will be eight original McLaughlin compositions including a moving homage to his late friend and collaborator Paco de Lucia with whom he was about to record new material they’ve been working on right before his death last February.
The composition he dedicated to the great guitarist is called El Hombre Que Sabia, the man who knew. McLaughlin plays it on acoustic guitar while the other seven compositions will be played on electric guitar. You can listen to a small part of the composition dedicated to Lucia in a preview video.