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Looking at Jazz Series Continues with "Jazz-Soul Fusion" Oct. 11
For release: October 3, 2007
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The viewing and discussion series Looking at Jazz: America’s Art Form continues with “Jazz-Soul Fusion” Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central. Admission is free.

Hard bop was the most exciting jazz style of its time, continuing into the present-day influence of soul and fusion. It drew on the twin poles of bebop and the blues for its foundation, spiced up with gospel, Latin and rhythm-and-blues influences. The performance looks at the founding fathers of the form, Art Blakey and Horace Silver, and goes on to trace the music through artists like Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny. This conglomerate of changing styles will be presented in this segment of Looking At Jazz. The University of Memphis’ Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra will perform.      

The series is being presented by the University Libraries of the University of Memphis through a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Dr. Jack Cooper, director of Jazz Studies in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, at 901-678-2547 or jcooper1@memphis.edu.

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