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Creative Jazz Club: David Friesen (US) Trio

When:

Wed 4 Nov 2015, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: 1885 Basement, 27 Galway Street, Britomart, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $24.00 ($21.50 + $2.50 fees)
  • CJC Members: $17.50 ($16.50 + $1.00 fees)
  • Students: $17.50 ($16.50 + $1.00 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

David Friesen - double bass
Dixon Nacey - guitar
Reuben Bradley - drums

Highly esteemed US Jazz Bassist

US bass virtuoso David Friesen is a true jazz legend and is considered one of the most prolific and influential jazz bassists of the past four decades. David Friesen’s music whilst clearly based in jazz, is also characterised by folk influences, and touches of classical and Jewish music — all combined with substantial spontaneity, lyrical strength, emotional warmth and quick-witted creativity. Anyone acquainted with David Friesen's exceptional music quickly thinks of his creative universe. Ocean-deep in his sensitivity to the human spirit, Friesen is compassionate and his music founded on integrity and the pursuit of excellence. This special concert will feature harmonically and melodically creative original compositions by David Friesen. David Friesen: BassDixon Nacey: GuitarReuben Bradley: Drums Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen. – Nat Hentoff David Friesen is doing for the bass what Pythagoras did for triangles. – Jazz Magazine
US bass virtuoso David Friesen is considered one of the most prolific and influential jazz bassists of the past four decades. His music whilst based in jazz, is also characterised by folk influences, and touches of classical and Jewish music — all combined with substantial spontaneity, lyrical strength, emotional warmth and quick-witted creativity.

Anyone acquainted with David Friesen's exceptional music quickly thinks of his creative universe. Ocean-deep in his sensitivity to the human spirit, Friesen is compassionate and his music founded on integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

This special concert will feature original compositions by David Friesen. He is accompanied by Auckland's Dixon Nace on guitar and Wellington drummer Reuben Bradley.

Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. So it is with David Friesen. – Nat Hentoff

Biography

David Friesen has recorded over 76 CD's as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed and/ or recorded with many of the great names and legends of jazz including: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Bud Shank, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Joe Venuti, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, Kenny Drew Sr., Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, Slim Gaillard, John Scofield, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Paul Motian, Jack Dejohnette, Airto Moreira, and many others. He has performed in concert as a soloist (Friesen is one of two or three bassists in the world that is able to play a solo concert and keep an audience riveted) and with his own groups throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey, Poland, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Chile, China, Russia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and the Ukraine.

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa

Every Wednesday CJC presents a featured member artist or international guest in the basement bar at 1885 Britomart in downtown Auckland.

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