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Liaght Sound Dimension at SOMAR
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
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.
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.