John Etheridge – guitar
Arun Ghosh – clarinet
After playing together for the first time earlier this year, UK guitar legend John Etheridge and award winning IndoJazz clarinetist Arun Ghosh decided to join forces for an evening of completely improvised music. Given the eclectic nature of the two musicians’ output, expect surprising and unpredictable sounds and textures; as fresh for the musicians as it will be for the listeners.
John Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond and has been described by Pat Metheny as, “One of the best guitarists in the world”. He is a prodigiously gifted and creative player whose approach to music can only be described as ‘eclectic’ as he refuses to accommodate or even acknowledge artificial musical boundaries. His range is well illustrated by his years of touring and recording with the iconic Stephane Grappelli while simultaneously doing likewise with the legendary jazz-fusion group, The Soft Machine.
“No doubting his awesome authority when he touches the guitar.” The Guardian
“Never wanted to be star -just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge.” – Sting
Arun Ghosh Arun Ghosh is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a charismatic rock ‘n’ roll spirit. With a performance style that reveals a unique and multi-faceted musical, emotional and cultural identity, he is considered a renowned innovator of modern Indojazz.
“…extraordinary charisma and musicianship and a consistently riveting compositional skill” – Jazzwise
“Life-affirming music that transcends cultural barriers” – Manchester Evening News