CELEBRATING MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA & JOHN MCLAUGHLIN Music by Liftoff from New York.
Liftoff: Mahavishnu is a New York City artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of non-Western music blended with rock, jazz, and electronic. For this concert, the group will perform and interpret the music of the Mclaughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra at the present time. Featuring original music composed and inspired by the works of John McLaughlin, while revisiting music selections from legendary Mahavishnu albums of the 1970s and ‘beyond,’ this group re-envisions McLaughlin’s masterpieces and celebrates his vibrant solo and ensemble work. The collective builds cross-cultural solidarity between artists across the United States who are exploring the connection between raga-inspired music and modern music styles.
Premik is heard on the Mahavishnu Orchestra’s classic album “Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Vin is heard on “Jazz & North India Styles” with Snehasish Mozumder (also known for his work on Concert for George Harrison). Anupam Shobhakar brings a certain rock/fusion & Hindustani vibe with his unique take on ragas on fretless, Dan is heard touring with Gabe Dixon and Derek Trucks & Shankh is an internationally touring Tabla artist and leader of ‘Wahh World Fusion Band’.
The lineup includes an original member of Mahavishnu
Premik Russell Tubbs (Mahavishnu/Whitney Houston/Santana) – Sax/Woodwinds, with Anupam Shobhakar – Doubleneck Guitar, Vin Scialla – drums, Dan Asher – Bass, Shankh Lahiri – Tabla & guests.
April 21 – Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center – Sarasota. 8 PM
April 23 – Timucua Arts Foundation, Orlando – 7 PM.