There was a moment in 2017, following what was billed as his farewell tour in the States, that guitar avatar John McLaughlin was ready to pull the plug on touring altogether. An inherited progressive arthritic condition in his right hand was forcing him into semi-retirement. As he had explained to DownBeat at the time: “The American tour is it for me, because the situation with my hands is deteriorating. Short of a miracle, I think that’ll probably be it, at least in terms of touring.”
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