The 20th Century's most influential guitarist returns in 2006 with this ground breaking album that we have all been waiting for. Industrial Zen is a stunning window into the musical future where rock, jazz, electronic, jungle, be-bop, and world music all come together in natural harmony and endless possibilities. The eight compositions reflect the genius of John McLaughlin. He is backed by some of the hottest musicians on the planet. This is future-fusion at its very best.
John McLaughlin spoke a few years ago to Bill Milkowski about this recording. - " I think the critics will crucify me which is what I'm looking forward to. I'm going to destroy everything. I want to do something underground, unconventional. I'd like to get Eric Johnson involved in this project. They're guys that I've known for years, and great guitar players, but I'd like to put them in another environment, in a situation that they've never been in before. And I'd like to get some sax players—jazz players and other kinds. And I'll definitely use Shankar Mahadevan, the amazing vocalist who appears on Remember Shakti's Saturday Night in Bombay. I've been thinking about this underground thing for three years but I just haven't had time to do it. I'm dying to get it out. It's like giving birth."
1. For Jaco - Bill Evans, Hadrien Feraud, Gary Husband, Mark Mondesir
2. New Blues Old Bruise - Eric Johnson, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Husband
3. Wayne's Way - Ada Rovatti, Gary Husband, Tony Grey, Zakir Hussain, Dennis Chambers
4. Just so Only More So - Bill Evans, Matt Garrison, Marcus Wippersberg
5. To Bop Or Not to Be (for Michael Brecker) Otmaro Ruiz,Matt Garrison, Dennis Chambers, Zakir Hussain
6. Dear Dalai Lama - Shankar Mahadevan, Ada Rovatti, Dennis Chambers, Zakir Hussain
7. Senor C.S. - Mark Mondesir, Gary Husband, Hadrien Feraud
8. Mother Nature - Shankar Mahadevan, Tony Grey