At the tail end of 2016, Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin announced a joint tour dubbed Meeting Of The Spirits. Jimmy Herring—the exceptional guitarist of Widespread Panic, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Dead, Jazz Is Dead, and more—brought a new project, Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip on the road with him, while McLaughlin, the famed English guitarist and bandleader, performed music from Mahavishnu Orchestra days with his band, The 4th Dimension.
With the expansive tour getting multiple extensions due to demand, each night, both musicians and their respective ensembles began by performing sets individually before finishing off the show with a collaborative, improvisational finale. Heralded as one of the finer tours to grace stages in 2017, fans can remember the “Meeting Of The Spirits” tour with a brand-new live album, Live In San Francisco. Recorded at the tour’s December 8th, 2017 stop at San Francisco’s famed Warfield Theatre, the album was originally set for a September 21st release, but has been shared early, much to the excitement of fans.
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— Jimmy Herring (@JimmyHerringoff) September 6, 2018
As John McLaughlin noted in a statement when the live album was announced, “This recording of the final set at the Warfield Theatre brings to full circle the amazing advent of The Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1971, and its renaissance on this night in San Francisco.”
Added Herring, “Playing these timeless compositions with John and The Fourth Dimension was a life-changing experience!”
John McLaughlin-Jimmy Herring – Live In San Francisco – Teaser Video
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Below, you can stream the album’s first of eight tracks, “Meeting of the Spirits”, and order your copy of Live In San Francisco now via Bandcamp:
McLaughlin-Herring – “Meeting of the Spirits” – Live In San Francisco