“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.” mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin. On his farewell tour of America, which was comprised of 25 concerts, John invited one his favorite musicians, guitarist Jimmy Herring and his band “The Invisible Whip” to explore the timeless music he had created four decades ago.
So connected are the nine members that the interplay approaches telepathic levels, making for powerfully evocative performances without any wasted gestures. Longtime fans will be thrilled to hear favorites like “Eternity’s Breath” (from Mahavishnu’s 1973 Visions of Emerald Beyond) and “Trilogy” (from 1973’s Between Nothingness And Eternity) reexamined through the lens of both the bands’ unparalleled sensitivity and astounding power.
As such, Live in San Francisco offers a tantalizing document of the Meeting of the Spirits Tour. “Playing these timeless compositions with John and The Fourth Dimension was a life changing experience!” said Jimmy Herring .
Jimmy Herring and John McLaughlin
“Live in San Francisco” Track Listing:
⦁ Meeting of the Spirits (8:53)
⦁ Birds of Fire (7:50)
⦁ A Lotus on Irish Streams (7:13)
⦁ The Dance of Maya (10:09)
⦁ Trilogy (13:01)
⦁ Earth Ship (8:59)
⦁ Eternity’s Breath Part 1 & 2 (9:39)
⦁ Be Happy (7:05)
Total Running Time: 73 minutes