Now celebrating their 16th year together John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus was originally formed as a personal tribute by John to his mentor and inspiration Stephane Grappelli with whom he worked for 5 years in the 1970s and early 1980s. Taking its cue from the Hot Club of France, the legendary group that featured Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, the quartet features John’s dazzling guitar work and the scintillating violin of Chris Garrick. The relationship of these two has been described as one of the most potent in European jazz and backed up by the propulsive drive of Kelbie and Crowdy the band produces breathtaking sallies through repertoire both old and contemporary. A must for all fans of melodically based inspired, swinging acoustic jazz.
John Etheridge – guitar, Chris Garrick – violin, Dave Kelbie – rhythm guitar, Andy Crowdy – double bass.