Jazz Fusion Meets Funk At Blues City Café
For Release: August 1, 2014
For more information, contact: Blues City Café (901) 526-3637
FreeWorld will have live performances this month at Blues City Café, located on 138
Beale Street in Downtown Memphis. The concerts will be held Sundays on August 10th,
2014; August 17th, 2014; and August 24th, 2014. Showtimes for the events begin at
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