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To The One

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To The One
To The One


On the album 'To the One' iconic guitarist and composer and 2010 Grammy Winner John McLaughlin looks backwards and forwards simultaneously. The six original songs are hauntingly evocative of the telepathic group interaction of the John Coltrane Quartet and echo the profound influence of the saxophonists fearless mid-'60s quartet and, in particular, his 1965 spiritual jazz masterpiece 'A Love Supreme'.

Mostly written in 2009, the music composing 'To The One' was set down in the studio by McLaughlin's current performing outfit, the Fourth Dimension: Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), Etienne M'Bappe (electric bass), and Mark Mondesir (drums). From the surging opener "Discovery" to the gently propulsive title track which closes the programme, McLaughlin's own playing is at its very peak: emotional and probing, exploding into flourishes of rapid-fire sixteenth notes one moment, candid and unguardedly vulnerable the next.

No slavish imitation or sentimental tribute, 'To The One' is a fiery yet open-hearted work, taking on the artistic and spiritual challenges first offered by Coltrane's jazz masterpiece while making extensive use of the pioneering musical and technical vocabulary that McLaughlin has honed since the beginning of his storied career.


  1. Name
  2. Discovery
  3. Special Beings
  4. The Fine Line
  5. Lost And Found
  6. Recovery
  7. To The One
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