November 9, 1993 |
Many jazz players have claimed inspiration from pianist Bill Evans' lyricism. But few have paid as much genteel homage as guitarist John McLaughlin on his impressive new Time Remembered: John McLaughlin Plays Bill Evans (Verve 1/2). McLaughlin's tribute includes neither percussion nor piano. He arranges some vintage Evans tunes for an acoustic bass guitar and a classical guitar foursome known as the Aighetta Quartet. The guitars sketch the tunes as well as the rich Evansian chords while McLaughlin launches the solos, which are hurled flaming from his guitar.
October 2, 2007 |
John McLaughlin practically invented fusion guitar with Miles Davis in the late '60s, and with his Mahavishnu Orchestra in the '70s. The Monaco-based Briton is now 65, and still making music on a high level. His latest project, the 4th Dimension, filled the Keswick Theatre on Sunday. McLaughlin has recruited three players from Industrial Zen, his 2006 release, and brought them on the road. Multikeyboardist Gary Husband, once a drummer for Allan Holdsworth, supplied textural and harmonic depth and played absorbing solos.
January 3, 1997 |
John McLaughlin, a local businessman, is appealing the supervisors' rejection of his request to turn his boatyard on Lincoln Highway into a used-car lot. McLaughlin says in a Bucks County Court suit that he believes the supervisors are punishing him for drainage problems in the township. "It's not fair," he said. "I don't see any categorical difference between selling boats and selling cars. " McLaughlin said plans for the lot were up in the air because the supervisors voted down turning Pekora's Marine at 657 E. Lincoln Highway (Business Route 1)
January 12, 2008 |
John McLaughlin, the Port Richmond tavern operator accused of killing a bartender, has been apprehended, and a second man accused of helping hide the crime has been charged with obstruction. McLaughlin and his friend John Ciglar were arrested yesterday at the Executive Inn on Route 309 in Coopersburg, just south of Allentown, and brought back to the city in the afternoon, said Homicide Sgt. William Britt. "They were surprised we found them," Britt said, adding that the homicide Fugitive Squad and U.S. Marshal's Office tracked them down based on information garnered during the investigation.
April 14, 2012 |
A Port Richmond man found guilty of helping bartender John McLaughlin try to dispose of a body and then elude authorities was sentenced Friday to 11 1/2 to 23 months in prison by a Philadelphia judge. Before he was sentenced, Samuel E. Toy, 48, turned to the family and friends of victim Seamus O'Neill to "offer my deepest sympathy. . . . You are in my prayers. " Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart sentenced Toy to the prison term followed by two years of probation but allowed Toy to be immediately paroled as an inpatient to an alcohol treatment facility for evaluation of a drinking problem and the role it may have played in his conduct.
April 13, 2015 |
The four-bedroom house on Sylvan Drive emerges beyond a sprawling sycamore, with steps leading to the front door past children's toys on the lawn. It is a house like any other on the quiet block in Haddon Heights, yet on Halloween some trick-or-treaters seem to avoid the residence where Estyr Bomgardner lives with her husband, two sons, and their black Lab, Miroku. The family bought the house in 2012, overcoming qualms they had when they learned what had happened there. The sellers turned down a higher bid because the Bomgardners could move in sooner.
March 6, 2012 |
Note: This story has been corrected from an earlier version. THE LARGE, extended family of Seamus O'Neill had been waiting four years for the verdict that a Philadelphia jury handed to John McLaughlin yesterday - guilty of first-degree murder. Through numerous court delays and setbacks, O'Neill's family members - who emigrated from Northern Ireland more than 30 years ago - waited patiently to witness his murderer receive what he got: a sentence of life in state prison without parole.
April 22, 2015 |
It is known as the day Haddon Heights lost its innocence. April 20, 1995. John McLaughlin, 37, an investigator from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, was fatally shot while trying to serve a search warrant at a borough home. Slain, too, was John Norcross, 24, a Haddon Heights police officer who was shot in the head as the suspect began firing onto a neighborhood street. On Monday, the 20th anniversary of the shooting, family members and more than 150 police officers and residents came together to remember the men's lives.
May 3, 1995 |
What a difference a year - and a tragedy - can make. This time last year, when the borough was in the process of adopting a budget and a new salary ordinance that included a raise for the police force, dozens of people turned out to complain. Last night, the salary ordinance, including a 4-percent increase for police, was given preliminary approval without a single word from the public. The basic message last year was that the police pay increases of recent vintage were excessive for members of a suburban force whose most difficult assignments, some persons suggested, might be stopping an occasional drunken driver.
February 23, 1996 |
Just a week after the Peco Energy Jazz Festival, things haven't slowed down much for jazz fans, with two choice events on tap this weekend. Tonight, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will celebrate its 10th anniversary in grand style by presenting the Max Roach Quartet at the Convention Center. And on Sunday, legendary guitarist John McLaughlin will bring his latest ensemble, Free Spirits, to the Keswick Theatre in Glenside. Over the years, both of these musicians have done more than their share to shape a variety of innovative movements in jazz.