John McLaughlin’s fusion ensemble Shakti announce first studio album in 46 years

John McLaughlin
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Shakti – the fusion ensemble co-founded by UK jazz master John McLaughlin – has announced its first studio album in over four decades.

This Moment, due June 23, will be Shakti’s first studio LP since 1977’s Natural Elements, and arrives 50 years after the informal jams between McLaughlin and Indian percussionist Zakir Hussain that first sparked Shakti into life.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.