Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 set(s) of music
John Etheridge – Guitar
Pete Whittaker – Organ
George Double – Drum kit
John Etheridge’s reputation in the jazz world cannot be overstated. A genuinely virtuosic fusion guitarist, Etheridge is one of a handful of players who can claim to have helped shape the character of modern jazz guitar. He has been described by fellow fretsman Pat Metheny as ‘one of the best guitarists in the world’, a distinction that is due in no small part to his tireless exploration of the possibilities of his instrument. A hugely respected artist in his own right, Etheridge also claims an impressive collaborative history, from his seminal work with groundbreaking fusion group Soft Machine to his longstanding status as the guitarist of choice for jazz icon Stephane Grappelli.
It is safe to say, then, that when it comes to playing companions, Etheridge’s judgement is second to none. The band will be launching their new ‘Live’ album at this gig.