John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension
John McLaughlin is one of the world's leading musicians. Rolling Stone listed him as one of the 100 best guitarists of all times; the world's most popular jazz magazine Down Beat voted him the best jazz guitarist of the year no less than seven times. John McLaughlin's band project The 4th Dimension unites musicians from different cultures and musical traditions in an all-star band. The music of this group takes all of these cultural influences on board in a unique way and at the same time never loses the spontaneity of jazz. Gary Husband is a truly exceptionally versatile instrumentalist; he changes with astonishing ease from keyboard to drums and has collaborated with famous musicians such as Jeff Beck or Gary Moore.
Ranjit Barot – who was born in India and lives in Mumbai – has been a well-known drummer who performs internationally (for example with Bill Evens and Scott Kinsey) for many years. He has been a member of 4th Dimension since 2011. Étienne M’Bappé is one of the world's best bassists. He has shared the stage with such greats as Ray Charles, Salif Keita and Joe Zawinul, for example.
John McLaughlin's musical CV started way back in the 1960s – although in those days, he more on the blues rock scene. By now, McLaughlin has collaborated with all of the international jazz greats, but he has always been guided by one thing: respect and open-mindedness towards other genres, forms of expression and cultures.