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Out Of The Sky

John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe

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Format: CD

Cat No: DY028

Release Date:  27 May 2016

Label:  Dyad Records

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5024545744323

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    Legendary guitarist John Etheridge and soaring jazz Vocalist Vimala Rowe break new ground on outstanding album, 'Out of the Sky', a powerful, expressive, and joyous meeting of minds. With this outstanding collaboration, they have created an album that marks out the vocalist-guitarist duo as a site of previously untapped possibility.

    John Etheridge's reputation in the jazz world cannot be overstated. A genuinely virtuosic fusion guitarist, Etheridge is one of a handful of players who can claim to have helped shape the character of modern jazz guitar. He has been described by fellow fretsman Pat Metheny as "one of the best guitarists in the world", a distinction that is due in no small part to his tireless exploration of the possibilities of his instrument. A hugely respected artist in his own right, Etheridge also claims an impressive collaborative history, from his seminal work with ground-breaking fusion group Soft Machine to his longstanding status as the guitarist of choice for jazz icon Stéphane Grappelli.

    It is safe to say, then, that when it comes to playing companions, Etheridge's judgement is second to none. In vocalist Vimala Rowe, he has not only found a partner of rare ability but a talent that perfectly complements his explorative nature. An exemplary jazz singer with a faultless and deft expression, Rowe has a unique style that is further enhanced by her past training in classical Hindustani vocals.

    'Out of the Sky' is an album that offers both a quintessential jazz feel and the discernible atmosphere of new territory being discovered. Peppered throughout the refined jazz and blues tones are tantalising touches of flamenco, Indian classical, and African timbres that beat at the boundaries of genre.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Blue Breeze
      • 2. Malaika
      • 3. Sometimes We Have To Part
      • 4. Solitude
      • 5. Syriac Aramaic Prayer
      • 6. Drive
      • 7. Ya Kundendu - Saraswati Sloka
      • 8. Dark Shadows
      • 9. Detour Ahead