The Afro-Semitic Experience have begun work on a new project: Jazz Souls on Fire. This new project, currently being developed by band co-founders Warren Byrd and David Chevan will explore original sacred jazz compositions by jazz composers. For this project the band will put aside interpreting traditional sacred pieces like gospel songs, spirituals and synagogue hymns and instead explore the music that jazz musicians have created in response and in supplement to their spiritual experiences. The group will be looking at pieces at least as far back in the history of the music as Fletcher Henderson's "Down South Camp Meeting" and Charlie Parker's "The Hymn" to more contemporary works by John Coltrane, Jim Pepper, and Don Pullen. The project is currently in its development phase and Byrd and Chevan anticipate a premiere performance of this project by mid to late November. For more information about this project please contact the band at email@example.com.