I’ll be posting some great interviews from jazz mega-site jazz.com this week, and today’s is a 2008 interview with the great guitarist John McLaughlin. A couple of excerpts from his talk with Walter Kolosky:
For the past four decades it seems guitarist and composer John McLaughlin has been about forty years ahead of everyone else. He has thrived in a cross-section of musical genres. In fact, his 50-year career has been a case study in how to create new genres.
John spoke to jazz.com from his home in Monaco. We discussed jazz education, John’s sojourn last year in India, his new releases and his future plans. But to begin the conversation I wanted him to talk about something he saw the very first week he came to America.
Click here to read In Conversation with John McLaughlin