Christian Garrick (violin) and John Etheridge (guitar).
This world class duo provides a feast of interplay, improvisation and eclectic repertoire with music ranging from Peter Gabriel to Richard Rogers via Dollar Brand and Alison Goldfrapp. Both players make extensive use of looping and other effects, creating exotic tapestries of sound, almost orchestral at times, yet they can switch seamlessly to a pure acoustic sound with rolliking renditions of Hot Club swing evoking the spirit of Reinhardt and Grappelli as they do. Atmospheric, hypnotic, humorous and entertaining. They can roar, seduce and whisper.
John Etheridge (Soft Machine, Stephane Grappelli, Dizzy Gillespie, John Williams and Nigel Kennedy) and virtuoso violinist Christian Garrick (Van Morrison, Cleo Laine, Wynton Marsalis, Bireli Lagrene and Bryan Ferry) have been associated for many years starting with the Grappelli/Reinhardt-based Sweet Chorus project and concurrently in duo format.
“One of the most potent relationships in European Jazz”. “Superb interplay - gorgeous stuff” The Times