Jazz Fusion Meets Funk At Beale Street
For Release: June 2, 2015
For more information, contact: Rum Boogie Cafe (901) 528-0150
FreeWorld will have live performances this month at Rum Boogie Cafe, located on 182 Beale Street, in Downtown Memphis. The concerts will be held Friday, June 12th, 2015 & Saturday, June 13th, 2015. Showtime for the events begin at 9 p.m. and end at 1 a.m.
FreeWorld has been an independent musical ensemble since 1987. Influenced by John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan and The Meters, these musicians under one multicultural groove have remained a consistently entertaining and informed voice on the Memphis music scene since its inception.
The band features 82-year-old jazz saxophone legend Herman Green, who has performed & recorded with Miles Davis, John Coltrane, B.B. King, and many others. In addition, the group has released their latest album titled From the Bluff.
FreeWorld is literally 'new school meets old school', and has been variously described as "The Best of Memphis, New Orleans, & San Francisco." It's all rolled into one fresh & excitingly unique musical experience!
The band members of FreeWorld include:
Richard Cushing - Bass Guitar, Lead & Backing Vocals
Dr. Herman Green - Tenor Sax, Flute
David Skypeck – Drums
Nokie Taylor - Trumpet, Lead & Backing Vocals, Percussion
Charles Ray - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Lead & Backing Vocals, Percussion
Pete Climie - Saxophones, Backing Vocals
Carleton Blunt - Guitars, Lead & Backing Vocals