On December 21, 1995.

On December 21, 1995, “Verve” label released “The Promise”, the eleventh John McLaughlin album. It was recorded in 1995, and was produced by John McLaughlin and Eddie Kramer.

Personnel:

  • John McLaughlin – acoustic, electric and MIDI guitar, keyboards,assistant engineer, mixing
  • Don Alias– percussion
  • Jim Beard– keyboards
  • Dennis Chambers– drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta– drums
  • James Genus– bass guitar
  • Zakir Hussain– tabla
  • Nishat Khan– sitar, vocals
  • Yan Maresz – arranger, acoustic bass guitar, bass guitar
  • Mark Mondesir – drums
  • Pino Palladino– bass
  • Mariko Takahashi– vocals
  • Jeff Beck– electric guitar
  • Michael Brecker– tenor sax
  • Joey DeFrancesco– Hammond organ, trumpet
  • Al Di Meola– acoustic guitar
  • Trilok Gurtu– percussion
  • Tony Hymas– keyboards
  • Paco de Lucía– acoustic guitar
  • David Sanborn– alto sax
  • Sting– bass
  • Jean-Philippe Allard – executive producer
  • Christian Pégand – production coordination
  • René Ameline, Gustav Hobel, Ken Jones, Eddie Kramer, Maurice Ouazana, Rd Rak – engineer
  • Philippe Arnal, Adam Blackburn, Steve Cook, Simon Osborne – assistant engineer
  • Max Costa – arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Sven Hoffman – assistant engineer
  • Alberto Mayer – cover design
  • Christian Rose – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by John McLaughlin, except where noted.

  1. Django – John Lewis
  2. Thelonius Melodius
  3. Amy and Joseph
  4. No Return
  5. El Ciego
  6. Jazz Jungle
  7. The Wish
  8. English Jam – Vinnie Colaiuta, John McLaughlin, Sting
  9. Tokyo Decadence
  10. Shin Jin Rui
  11. The Peacocks – Jimmy Rowles

 

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