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August Rain

by John Ettinger

Released 2003
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Released 2003
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First solo release with Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Nels Cline) on upright bass, Art Hirahara on Fender Rhodes, and Scott Amendola (Charlie Hunter, Nels Cline Singers) on drums. ("Brilliant." --allaboutjazz.com)
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Kissinger in Space

by John Ettinger

Released 2006
Ettinger Music
Released 2006
Ettinger Music
2006 release with Tony Malaby on tenor sax, Devin Hoff (Nels Cline, Good For Cows) on upright bass, and Scott Amendola (Madeline Peyroux, Nels Cline, Charlie Hunter) on drums.
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Recent press for Kissinger in Space:

Cadence Magazine:

"This 4tet makes a great sound...If you are looking for
Jazz that is new and different, but totally
approachable, this is a great find."
-Phillip McNally, Cadence Magazine, February, 2007


DownBeat Magazine:

"Free improvisation and modern composition are among the hallmarks of
Kissinger In Space, John Ettinger's fine sophomore release."
-Eric Fine, DownBeat Magazine, March 2007, 3 1/2 stars.


Some of the writers at allaboutjazz.com have been very kind …
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Inquatica

by John Ettinger - Pete Forbes

Released 2008
Ettinger Music
Released 2008
Ettinger Music
"...Violinist and drummer, compellingly fast and intriguingly slow, love when they tune in "Stardust."
Tom Hull - Village Voice

"Radiant, transporting and with a beauty which reveals more of itself with each repeated playing."
Chris May - All About Jazz

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Having solidified his jazz presence with two superb CDs as a leader—2003’s August Rain and 2006’s Kissinger in Space—San Francisco Bay Area violinist John Ettinger continues his adventurous jazz trek with Inquatica, an eclectic 12-track collection of alchemic duo performances with drummer/songwriter/engineer/producer Pete Forbes. Largely improvised over a long weekend at Forbes’ studio near Los Angeles, the improvisationally layered music ranges from rock-inflected journey music to film-like ruminative soundscapes to …
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