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Creative Jazz Club: Showa 44

Creative Jazz Club: Showa 44

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  • Wed 27 Apr ’16, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


Albion Hotel, 119 Hobson St, Auckland CBD



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $22.50
  • CJC Members: $16.00
  • Students: $16.00
  • General Admission Door Sales (Cash Only): $20.00
  • CJC Members / Students Door Sales (Cash Only): $15.00
  • CJC Student Members - Door Sales (Cash Only): $10.00

Carl Dewhurst - guitar
Simon Barker - drums & percussion
Guesting: Roger Manins - tenor saxophone

A sonic tour de force

A sonic tour de force with Australia's grand masters, Showa 44 features the exceptional musicianship of guitarist Carl Dewhurst and drummer Simon Barker. Since forming in 2001, they have released three CD’s of improvised duets through Kimnara records: “Showa 44, Ormus and Orneon” and have performed at major festivals in Australia and abroad.

Showa 44 utilise tuned metallic resonances, rhythmic densities and spontaneous invention via electric guitar and percussion to manifest compelling and evocative soundscapes.

Carl and Simon are joined by old friend and colleague Roger Manins in the second set for what promises to be an exciitng collaboration

“….complete, compelling, subtle and sophisticated” Sydney Morning Herald

" (Showa 44) display imaginations the size of continents and an extraordinarily intense rapport, taking daredevil listeners on improvised sonic adventures"

Limelight Magazine

"Dewhurst and Barker lead, listen and are led, and that openness lets them venture into musical terrain where the full sonic possibilities of their instruments may be explored, but with experimentation being a means, never an end. Beauty and surprise are the ends”

Sydney Morning Herald

“….a sonic tour de force. Combining ambient sounds with ear-splitting electronics, the duo carved out an adventuresome route through the world of sound. Barker set up repetitive motifs via the use of gongs, as if he were gently throwing pebbles into a lake, while Dewhurst attacked his guitar like a latter-day Derek Bailey. This was jazz in extremis, melding the experiments of English stalwarts AMM with the force-field energy of a Sonic Youth” Rhythms Magazine

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa

Every Wednesday CJC presents a featured member artist or international guest. We are currently located in the basement bar at The Albion Hotel, 119 Hobson St until further notice - please check the website for changes.

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