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John Etheridge

Claire Martin presents conversation and music from one of the UK's most influential guitarists, John Etheridge. His style is influenced by the ground-breaking sound of Soft Machine and the energy of Stephane Grappelli. His latest album Small Hotel takes tunes from his work with Grappelli and with his Chorus of Chris Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar) and Andy Crowdy (double bass).

With the Band Soft Machine, John is equally at home on acoustic and electric guitar and has played with John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Dizzie Gillespie, Herb Ellis, Mundell Lowe, Nigel Kennedy, Pat Metheny, Birelli Lagrene, Barney Kessel, Vic Juris among others. John's ability as an outstanding composer is sometimes overlooked but he is often under pressure from audiences to feature more of his own material.


Title: Rainbows and Fantasies
Artist: Abram Wilson (trumpet), Peter Edwards (piano), Karl Rasheed (bass)/Graham Godfrey, Drums
Album: Life Paintings
Label: Dune DUNCD 017P
Track: 2
Comp: Abram Wilson
Publ: Dune Music Publishing
Dur: 6m30s

Title: Seven Days of Falling
Artist: Esbjorn Svensson (piano), Dan Berglund (bass), Magnus Ostrom (drums)
Album: Retrospective - The Very Best of EST
Label: ACT 9021 - 2
Track: 7
Comp: EST
Dur: 5m54s

Title: I Get A Kick Out of You
Artist: Chris Connor
Album: Atlantic 1228
Label: Atlantic AMCY 1050
Track: 1
Comp: Cole Porter Arr. John Lewis
Dur: 1m49s


Title: Swing 39
Artist: John Etheridge (guitar), Chris Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar), Andy Crowdy (double bass)
Album: Small Hotel
Label: DYAD Records DY 027
Track: 6
Comp: Reinhardt
Dur: 4m43s

Recorded in studio
Title: M'Sandooza
Artist: John Etheridge (guitar)
Comp: Abdullah Ibrahim
Publ: n/a
Dur: 4m01s

Title: Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Artist: John Etheridge (guitar), Chris Garrick (violin), Dave Kelbie (rhythm guitar), Andy Crowdy (double bass)
Album: Small Hotel
Label: DYAD Records DY 027
Track: 14
Comp: Bloom/Koehler
Dur: 4m11s

Title: Going To A Town
Artist: Geoff Gascoigne (bass), Graham Blevins (sax), Sebastian De Krom (drums), Jim Mullen (guitar)
Album: Pop Bop 2009
Label: Jazzizit Records JITCD 0952
Track: 1
Comp: Rufus Wainwright
Publ: Jazzizit Records Ltd
Dur: 6m56s

Title: Milestones
Artist: Michael Janisch,
Album: Purpose Built
Label: Whirlwind Recordings Ltd
Track: 5
Comp: Miles Davis, arr Janisch/Cornelius
Dur: 6m13s


Title: The Bigger Picture
Artist: Basil Hodge (piano), Tony Kofi (saxes), Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet/flugelhorn), Larry Bartley (bass), Winston Clifford (drums)
Album: Sound Reasoning
Label: Zeal Records ZEAL CD2
Track: 6
Comp: Basil Hodge
Publ: mcps
Dur: 2m17s

Recording In Studio
Title: Sound Reasoning
Artist: Basil Hodge
Comp: Basil Hodge
Publ: mcps
Dur: 1m50s

Title: Wallflower
Artist: Gerry Mulligan (sax), Bill Charlap (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), Richie de Rosa (drums)
Album: Lonesome Boulevard
Label: Verve 06025 27068756
Track: 8
Comp: Gerry Mulligan
Publ: Verve
Dur: 5m29s

Title: Lotus Blossom
Artist: Max Roach (drums), Tommy Turrentine (trumpet), Julian Priester (trombone), Sanley Turrentine (sax), Bob Boswell (bass)
Album: Quiet As It's Kept
Label: Verve 06025 17995758
Track: 3
Comp: Kenny Dorham
Publ: Verve
Dur: 5m30s.

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