McLaughlin, Herring, Zakir Hussain, Lenny White on New Universe Comp

ABSTRACT LOGIX TO RELEASE NEW UNIVERSE MUSIC FEST DOUBLE-CD COMP
FEATURING JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, LENNY WHITE, JIMMY HERRING, AND MORE ON JULY 19

John McLaughlin
On November 20 and 21, 2010, maverick record label Abstract Logix hosted a series of spectacular performances, featuring an array of artists who handily defy genre categorization in favor of unbridled expression. The first New Universe Music Festival, primarily sponsored by Godin Guitars and DIY Music was a die-hard music lover's dream, defined by artists who seamlessly mingle compositional ingenuity and improvisational grace and fervor.

A double-CD compilation will be released on July 19, 2011, featuring pioneering guitarist John McLaughlin and his current band the 4th Dimension with special guest, world music legend tabla maestro Zakir Hussain; Widespread Panic guitar hero Jimmy Herring with his electric band; Return to Forever Drummer Lenny White; the all-star quartet Human Element (keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matt Garrison, percussionist Arto Tunçboyaciyan; guitarist Wayne Krantz appearing with Anthony Jackson on bass; Indian composer and drummer Ranjit Barot; and guitarist Alex Machacek.

A 2 DVD Set of the festival, with additional performances including an All Star Tribute to John McLaughlin, interviews, and other bonus features will be released on September 20, 2011. Watch out for the next incarnation of the New Universe Music Festival in 2012.

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[Published on: 6/9/11]

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