CBS News: Jazz guitarist John McLaughlin brings acoustic “global fusion” group Shakti to SF

Dave Pehling writes: “British six-string wizard John McLaughlin brings the latest version of his “global fusion” band Shakti with tabla maestro Zakir Hussain to Davies Symphony Hall for this SFJAZZ concert Saturday.

Born to a musical family, McLaughlin would play with a number of early London R&B and blues groups including Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and the Graham Bond Organisation (also the proving ground for future Cream members Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker). Prior to moving to the U.S. to pursue his career, the guitarist recorded his first more post-bop oriented effort Extrapolation with drummer Tony Oxley and saxophonist John Surman.”

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