John McLaughlin is not just a virtuoso. The guitarist has often demonstrated he can give music an unexpected twist. This is what Miles Davis noticed when he wanted to put McLaughlin on the spot when recording In A Silent Way; the still very young guitarist easily passed the test. After his collaboration with Davis, he founded The Mahavishnu Orchestra in the 1970s, combining jazz and rock with Eastern and Indian influences. These days, McLaughlin (1942) has reached the status of a mature veteran. But that doesn't mean he sits back and enjoys his accomplishments. With the help of keyboard player/drummer Gary Husband, bassist Etienne M'Bappé and drummer Mark Mondesir, he continues to explore surprising new paths. On the album To The One, which he released with The 4th Dimension in 2010, the guitarist again worked with completely new material. This time, McLaughlin was inspired by the spirit of John Coltrane in A Love Supreme. "How do we live with our soul? How do we live with the supreme being?" Essential questions that McLaughlin plays with in a very principled way.