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Live at Ron­nie Scotts ★★★★ Ab­stract Logix

It’s not en­tirely clear – even to John McLaugh­lin him­self – how many more nights like this he will have, but the great English gui­tarist knows arthri­tis is catching up with him, so he says he plays ev­ery night like its his last. Cer­tainly there is a ret­ro­spec­tive air to this live set from the London club where McLaugh­lin be­gan what has been an ex­tra­or­di­nary jour­ney through mu­sic. From Miles Davis and Ma­hav­ishnu to Shakti and be­yond, the York­shire-born gui­tarist has blazed a daz­zling trail through 50 years of mu­sic, rais­ing the bar for all who fol­lowed him, and here, with his mus­cu­lar quar­tet, he chan­nels that his­tory into one more pre­cious night on stage. john­m­claugh­

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