On Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30pm, Tom's Place presents
An evening of solos, with
Wolter Wierbos (trombone)
John Shiurba (acoustic guitar)
Amsterdam's Wolter Wierbos is one of the world's leading trombone
players. His work ranges from precise chamber jazz through throbbing post
punk and straight-ahead Darmstadt to ICP improv.
Described as "a phenomenon, both a humorous importer of every style into
his template-free, fat-backed sound, and a tireless spy in the house
of brass", he is equally at home using the classic trombone vocabulary
or enthusiastically giving a round-trip tour of his horn, from buzzing
mute mutations and grizzly blurts to purring multiphonics. He is also
"a very good instant composer, good at keeping it moving and not taking
it too seriously". Credits include: Cumulus (with Ab Baars & Harry de
Wit), JC Tans & Rockets, Theo Loevendie Quintet, Guus Janssen Septet,
Loos (Peter van Bergen), Maarten Altena Ensemble, Podiumtrio and his own
band Celebration of Difference. He has guested with the EX, Sonic Youth,
Gruppo Sportivo and the Nieuw Ensemble (Ed Spanjaard).
John Shiurba is one of the Bay Area's best improvising guitarists. On
each day of January of this year he recorded an hour-long solo
on an (unprepared) acoustic guitar. (Excerpts are posted here:
http://johnshiurb... ) Obviously these
solos are very different from the all-out prepared electric guitar
gymnastics we've come to expect from John. We have talked him into
bringing his acoustic guitar over and doing it live.
3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley CA
Admission: donation. All proceeds go directly to the musicians.
Doors open at 7:00. Wheelchair accessible.
Tom Duff. The days of the digital watch are numbered.