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Ethan Margolis

Cleveland-raised nylon guitarist, Ethan Margolis, lived in Spain for more than a decade. In 2010 he moved from Spain to Los Angeles and formed his world quintet whose primary focus is on the open and improvisational space that jazz and flamenco music share. Dissonant chording and pursuit of unique groove patterns are part of his signature. Highly influenced by his mentors within the Gypsy circuit of Andalucía, Margolis's hybrid compositions reflect the intricate phrasings of his instrumental and vocal melodies. His 2014 release entitled Soleangeles was featured by iTunes in several countries

Sonikete Blues

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

Read "Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Describing guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and conceptualist Ethan Margolis as a citizen of the world barely does him or his music justice. Born and raised in jny: Cleveland (OH), Margolis left the US when he was 21 to study the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar in Spain. He stayed there for more than a decade, living ...

Soleángeles

Label: The Orchard
Released: 2014

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sir Sultry Quintet: Soleangeles

Read "Soleangeles" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Soleángeles is a mashup of two words: Soleá is a mother's song in the Spanish flamenco tradition, while Angeles means “the City of Angels." Soleángeles is also a mashup of two worlds: The Sir Sultry Quintet--led by composer, guitarist and vocalist Ethan Margolis--recorded this set in Seville (Spain) and Los Angeles (California). Margolis spent more than ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

What a Wonderful World (of Music)

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Wil Blades Field Notes Royal Potato Family 2014 It's good to know that no matter how many things change around us, there's still nothing that kicks out the jams like a good old school B-3 organ, guitar and drum trio. Wil Blades provides an excellent case study ...


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