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Vic Juris & John Etheridge
Vic Juris guitar
John Etheridge guitar
Miroslav Vitous bass
Marcello Pellitteri drums

Con Alma

Vic Juris on the left channel, John Etheridge on the right channel. Miroslav Vitous acoustic bass and Marcello Pellitteri drums on " There is no greater love", "L", "Georgeiana" and "Sim". Miroslav Vitous appears courtesy of ECM. Marcello Pellitteri plays Sabian Cymbals.

There is no greater love
You've changed
Con Alma
A keen bat

Total time: 40.47

CD jp 1023 This has to be highly recommended. The liner notes describes the album as 'a pure jazz guitar album for string purists',and I couldn't describe it any better, except to add that the appel will exted well beyond the guitar world. JURIS and ETHERIDGE are supberbly compatible, and their four acoustic duets are a particular delight. Just hear their thoughtful version of You've Changed " Etheridge on classical nylon string guitar and Juris on Ovation steel string" or their bossa-nova interpretation of Con Alma and you'll be hooked. The four quartet tracks demonstrate that VITOUS is a world-class bass player "listen to his arco work on Sim", though I must say that the quartet tracks, particularly "L", don't hold my interest to the same extent as the duos, if all of the album was up to the standard of the duets it would have to be considered for the end of year top 10.
jazzjournal J.R. Brown 3/1989

..Die Hälfte der Titel wurden mit E-Gitarre und einer Rhythmusgruppe eingespielt, bei der MIROSLAV VITOUS wieder einmal am Kontrabass zu hören ist. Jazzpoint, das schon mit der Debütplatte von Lagrene einen Paukenschlag landete und u.a. Produktionen mit Coryell und Pastorius herausbrachte, profiliert sich mit diesem sympathischen Album weiter als bedeutendes Label für zeitgenössische Gitarrenmusik.
(W. Dirhans)

...Ein Genuss für Liebhaber handgemachter Gitarrenmusik. Fachblatt Musikmagazin 12/1988

...jeder Ton ein Universum, jede Sekunde eine Ewigkeit. Stereoplay/Helmut Wagner7/1989

...Ob im Duett oder gestützt von Bass und Drums - stets hält sich ihre Saitenkunst ohne elektronische Stelzen auf allerdhöchstem musikalischem Niveau.
Audio/Peter Steder 12/1988

JOHN ETHERIDGE first came to the attention of European audiences in 1975 when he joined the legendary group SOFT MACHINE who had a huge following in Europe and toured extensively throughout the seventies. In 1979 Etheridge also commenced working with veteran jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli an association that lasted, with numerous tours of USA, Europe and Australia until 1981. Since 1981 Etheridge has followed a solo career including appearances in Spain, Italy, Germany, USA and Australia either with his own group or with local musicians."For the recording of BOHEMIA" I chose to play the acoustic tunes on a bnylon-string gitar to make a contrast with Vic's steel-string Ovation. Except for "Chips" which I played on a steel-string acoustic that I found in the studio, the other acoustic tracks are all nylon.

Vic Juris' first album "Roadsong" came out in the US 1978 with a large cast of musicians and his musical companion of long standing, the keyboarder Barry Miles. Seven years later he, Vic Juris, was to show his dexterity on the strings for the first time in Germany as solo partner to the Alsatian guitarist, Bireli Lagrene, on his first "live" album on the international scene, together with the Englishman Diz Disley on the rhythm gitar. Juris - an outstanding musician who knows how to fuse the influence of Montgomery, Martino, Coryell and others into his own long existent style resources. Vic is back now, ten years after his US debut, more mature, not so adamant about virtuosity and in an enormously productive constellation - firstly to participate in a "Four Country Meeting" with his British guitarist colleague John Etheridge, the bass-player from Prague who went to the US in 1966, Miroslav Vitous, and the Italian drummer Marcello Pellitteri and - secondly for the acoustical duo, John Etheridge.

John Etheridge, born 1948 and therefore five years his senior is, it would seem to be superfluous to say, known to insiders above all for his performances with guitarist Martin Taylor and with Stephane Grappelli but also for his recordings with Grappelli and Yehudi Menuhin. This does not mean, of course, that that is the extent of John's field of activity: as with so many guitar-players of his generation he began to play at thirteen after being impressed by Hank B. Marvin in the "Shadows", soon moved on though into the jazz camp of Montgomery, Pass and Reinhardt, then opening up into rock guitar music around Hendrix, Beck, and Clapton, replaced Allan Holdsworth in "Soft Machine", performed with the aforementioned violinists, but also with Didier Lockwood, Darryl Way and Ric Sanders, founded his own group "Second Vision" in 1980 and since then belongs to England's elite guitarists between Jazz and Rock. Finally John amply demonstrates, in duo with Vic, what he has to offer on his classical nylon string guitar: eminent, modern Jazz, in reality as it has just been developed on this instrument, as a contrast to Juris Ovation steel string performance.

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