2008-05-15 John Williams & - John Etheridge - Norwich UK

The Ethical

2008-05-15 John Williams & - John Etheridge - Norwich UK

Post by The Ethical » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:59 pm

Here's the blurb:

John Williams, classical guitar virtuoso and household name, has explored many different musical traditions, while John Etheridge rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond. His career includes years with the iconic Stéphane Grappelli and the legendary jazz-fusion group The Soft Machine. The two Johns have worked together before, most notably on their interpretations of African music documented on the CD The Magic Box. This concert, pairingclassical and steel-string guitar, is a musical first and the result is stunning! The project dips again into the wellspring of the great African influences but offers much more, including a sensational and technically demanding suite, newly created for them by the American composer and guitarist, Benjamin Verdery.

Here's the link:

http://www.nnfestival.org.uk/Detail.asp ... ~Classical


Ted

avoz

Re: 2008-05-15 John Williams & - John Etheridge - Norwich UK

Post by avoz » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:31 pm

Ted, I've had the CD for a few months and it is very good in parts, but can only be called 'a first' in terms of programme content. Manuel Barrueco with Al Di Meola/Steve Morse/Andy Summers produced 'Nylon & Steel' in 2001 and Paco De Lucia with Di Meola/John McLaughlin - Yamashita & Larry Coryell et al have combined. In 1995 the duo 'Moving Colours' (Paul Malsom, classical & Branco Stoysin, steel-string) put out a more enjoyable programme comprising 'Little Train' by Villa-Lobos, Nuages (Django R), Blue in Green (Miles Davis) etc.
John Etheridge demonstrates what a very accomplished player he is (and discusses his background) on the 'Guitar Maestros' DVD No. 9 - produced by Sound Technologies of Bury St. Edmunds. avoz

The Ethical

Re: 2008-05-15 John Williams & - John Etheridge - Norwich UK

Post by The Ethical » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:36 pm

Thanks for the info. I just posted the blurb from the festival to give people some idea of the programme.


Ted

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