PRESS RELEASE: AN EVENING OF JAZZ FOR YOUR EARS AND EYES ! LIGHT SOUND DIMENSION, an AUDIO-VISUAL JAZZ GROUP whose unique work spans over 30 years, combines Bill Ham's LIGHT Shows (spontaneous real-time projection painting) with Fred Marshall's SOUND (currently the Marshall Arts Trio - Fred playing Bass and instruments of his own design, Joshi Marshall playing Saxophones, flutes, etc., and Steve Rossi on Percussion). A ONE NIGHT LIVE PERFORMANCE CELEBRATING THREE DECADES OF COLLABORATION ! 9:00 pm, December 12th, 1997 at: SOMAR - 934 Brannan St. - San Francisco, CA - $5 at the door. BACKGROUND Bill Ham is a painter working in real-time with light as his medium. Bill originally developed this spontaneous form of projection painting in his studio. Later at the Avalon Ballroom he created the form that became known as the Psychedelic Light Show. Fred Marshall can be heard on many jazz classics, including Vince Guaraldi's "In Person", and "Vince Guaraldi's Greatest Hits" (also on the "Peanuts" TV series) and Jon Hendricks' "Live at the Trident" (recently re-released on CD). Still pushing the Jazz envelope, Fred plays instruments he has invented - The welded steel Megatar, the Cerberus, the "Uprite" Bass, the Time Tunnel Loop and the Drone. Fred is one third of the Marshall Arts Trio. In 1966 Bill Ham and Fred Marshall formed Light Sound Dimension, and in February 1967 gave their first public performances at the San Francisco Museum of Art. (S.F. Chronicle) Jazz critic Ralph Gleason wrote: "Show May Put Museum in Orbit !" In 1968 they opened the Light Sound Dimension Theater, of which Alfred Frankenstein (S. F. Chronicle) wrote: "Light and Sound improvise together for an hour at each showing. No one hour is ever like another and there is probably no theater like this one anywhere else on Earth." (See picture in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME book "I Want to Take you Higher"). L.S.D. went on to perform at museums, galleries, colleges and universities here and in Europe. Fred Marshall and son, Joshi Marshall met in 1971 in the delivery room and, in 1988, formed the Marshall Arts Trio which has appeared at many clubs and Jazz Festivals, including the San Francisco Jazz Festival, and the 1997 Monterey Jazz Festival. Philip Elwood (S.F. Examiner) reported from the 1997 Monterey Jazz Festival "on Saturday we heard an extraordinary set by the Marshall Arts Trio . . . which included some fascinating free-jazz . . .exciting solos and duets and nicely controlled dynamics". Joshi Marshall is the featured soloist in the Marshall Arts Trio, playing tenor and alto saxophones, often simultaneously, as well as flutes and percussion. Joshi and Steve are featured on the just-released Mingus Amongus CD. Steve Rossi is simply one of the finest drummer/percussionists anywhere.