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Faculty Jazz Ensembles

Birth of the Cool
Jack Cooper, alto sax
Tom Link, bari sax
David Spencer, trumpet
Dan Phillips, horn
John Mueller, trombone
Charles Schulz, tuba
Gerald Stephens - piano
Tim Goodwin - bass
Mike Assad -drums

This ensemble is a recent and very successful addition to the U of M Jazz Division. They perform the works of Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Johnny Carisi, Gil Evans, as well as original works. Hear the Birth of the Cool Ensemble play Gerry Mulligan's "Jeru" (Quicktime required)

Faculty Jazz Players
David Spencer - trumpet/flugelhorn
Jack Cooper - saxes/woodwinds
Chris Parker- piano
Tim Goodwin - bass
Mike Assad - drums

The Faculty Jazz Players regularly perform at the University of Memphis, the U of M "Jazz Week," and at other venues in the Mid-South region. The group has recently performed with internationally known vocalists Joyce Cobb and Roseanna Vitro. The repertoire the ensemble performs consists of their own original works as well as repertoire from groups such as Art Blakey, Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown/Max Roach and others. Hear the Faculty Jazz Players play Jack Cooper's "A Pesar De Todo" (Quicktime required)

Rudi E. Scheidt
School of Music
The University of Memphis
Music Building, Room 123
3775 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152-3160



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