Etheridge Andersen

John Etheridge, Arild Andersen & John Marshall

"A fierce melding of three exuberant spirits.This superstar trio produces music of uncompromising intensity and virtuosity,as three jazz legends combine and combust. John Marshall(Soft Machine, Eberhardt Weber et al) gives free rein to his legendary drum skill,while Norwegian bass superstar Arild Andersen(ECM's original bass player) explodes with ideas and attack. John Etheridge is inspired to produce free wheeling improvisations of passion and daring as a cauldron of music bubbles and steams"

"British guitarist John Etheridge's musical associations are a real slideshow - Django Reinhardt gypsy swing at one moment, Frank Zappa or Soft Machine dedications at another. But this power trio, with Norwegian double-bass virtuoso Arild Andersen and resourceful drummer John Marshall, is his supergroup. Recorded live at Soho's Pizza Express last January, this muscular and sometimes brusquely lyrical set embraces the brooding free-swing merged with a Mediterranean folksy animation of Andersen's Infinite Distance, the raw funk of Etheridge's Pump Room and the ambient, Terje Rypdal-inflected electronic sighs and whispers of Distant Voice. Etheridge ballads such as Moreover beautifully exploit the mix of his singing long notes and Andersen's luxuriously humming bass sound, and the title track is a barging swinger with clipped, laconic guitar bursts. It's not just for guitar buffs, though - but a raunchy hook and theme-packed conversation between world-class improvisers. 
John Fordham, Friday November 30 2007. The Guardian

Release Date: 2007

Available now on:

1 ) Infinite Distance

2 ) Pump Room

3 ) A Song I Used to Play

4 ) Distant Voice

5 ) Sideburn

6 ) Dans

7 ) Moreover

8 ) I Didn't Know

9 ) In House

10 ) The Day

"In the company of such great musicians as bass virtuoso Arild Andersen and drum legend John Marshall, Etheridge gives a masterclass in the art of contemporary guitar playing" 
Jazz UK

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