Jazz Fusion Meets Funk In Memphis
For Release: January 12, 2016
For more information, contact: Lafayette's (901) 207-5097
FreeWorld will a live performance this month at Lafayette's Music Room, located on 2119 Madison Avenue, in Midtown Memphis's Overton Square. The concert will be held Tuesday, January 26th, 2016. Showtime for the event begins at 8 p.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