John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Premiere "Eternity's Breath"

Today, we've teamed up with not one, but two legendary guitarists, John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring, to premiere their new live version of "Eternity's Breath." You can check it out above. 

The track is the latest excerpt from the pair's new live album, Live in San Francisco. Set for release this Friday, September 21, Live in San Francisco documents the Warfield Theatre stop of the duo's Meeting of the Spirits tour, McLaughlin's final set of American concerts. 

At each show during the Meeting of the Spirits tour, separate sets by Jimmy Herring and the Invisible Whip and McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension were followed by the two joining forces for an expansive closing jam based on classic Mahavishnu Orchestra material.

“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 this night in San Francisco,” McLaughlin said of the album.

“Playing these timeless compositions with John and The Fourth Dimension was a life changing experience,” Herring added.

You can check out Live in San Francisco's tracklist and cover art below, and preorder it right here.

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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)

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.