John McLaughlin & S. Ganesh Vinayakram - The Gateway to Rhythm DVD

This is a pre-order item. It will ship on Sept. 17, 2007

Konokol is the universal system of mastering rhythm without drums. Guitar legend John McLaughlin, who has advocated this system of learning rhythm for over 30 years, brings it all together with Konokol master Selvaganesh Vinayakram, one of the foremost percussionists from India. Divided into 6 chapters, the student moves from basic understanding of rhythm into the wonderful world of improvisation. Exercises are explained and demonstrated followed by improvisations which include all the exercise material of that particular chapter. You will learn through this course how to improvise rhythmically and how this system can help in your compositions. Following this, John McLaughlin explains and demonstrates on the guitar the benefit Konokol has had on his improvisations, and its usefulness in his compositions over the past 30 years.

Released 9/18/07

North American Tour Dates 2007

Sep 13 2007 8:00P Carolina Theater/AbstractLogix Presents Durham, North Carolina
Sep 14 2007 8:00P House of Blues Chicago, Illinois
Sep 15 2007 8:00P Champain-Urbana, Il - University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois
Sep 16 2007 7:30P Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 19 2007 8:00P Boulder Theater Boulder
Sep 20 2007 8:00P Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara, California
Sep 21 2007 8:00P Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, California
Sep 22 2007 8:00P San Francisco Jazz Festival San Francisco, California
Sep 23 2007 8:00P John Van Duzer Theatre - Humboldt State University Arcata, California
Sep 25 2007 8:00P The Egg Albany, New York
Sep 27 2007 8:00P Town Hall New York, New York
Sep 28 2007 8:00P Lisner Auditorium/George Washington Univ Washington DC, Washington DC
Sep 29 2007 8:00P Zoellner Arts Center - Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Sep 30 2007 8:00P Keswick Theater Glenside, Pennsylvania
Oct 2 2007 8:00P Jazzfestival Montreal, Quebec
Oct 4 2007 8:00P Dominion-Chalmers United Church Ottawa, Ontario
Oct 5 2007 8:00P Massey Hall Toronto, Ontario