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As a musical director, George Freeman is well versed in selecting players, communicating concepts and orchestrating powerful shows. His solo full-length debut, Make It Happen, reveals a musical crossroads of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel and neo-soul. Slow burning grooves underscore supple melodies, articulate arpeggios and dynamic keyboard dexterity as the keyboardist, producer and bandleader who plays behind a celebrated roster of musical luminaries steps into the spotlight to showcase his own artistry. Songs from Make It Happen, like "Tengo Un Amor", "Two Step" and others currently play on both national and international jazz radio and internet stations


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Joanie Pallatto

Read "Take Five with Joanie Pallatto" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Joanie Pallatto In February 2021, the Chicago Music Awards bestowed Joanie Pallatto with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Music Industry. Described by Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune as having “a stirring and special voice," Joanie Pallatto is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. ...



Label: Low Key Productions
Released: 2019


News: Performance / Tour

George Freeman CD Release And Listening Party At Chicago's Lange's On April 26th at 6:00pm

George Freeman CD Release And Listening Party At Chicago's Lange's On April 26th at 6:00pm

From SOUTHPORT RECORDS Radio Sponsor WDCB 90.9 FM FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM CD Release and Listening Party at Lange's! GEORGE THE BOMB! “Meet and Greet" George Freeman will be on hand at the bar to sign CDs! Live Music ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

The Eclectic Sounds of ears&eyes

Read "The Eclectic Sounds of ears&eyes" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Whereas some record labels try to limit their aesthetic to a certain sound, others take pride in challenging the conventions of genre. Matthew Golombisky, the founder of ears&eyes Records, belongs to the latter category. His philosophy is very clear, as he points out in the label profile that can be read on this site: “My motto ...


News: Performance / Tour

"A Toast To George Freeman" April 28, 2018 Special Guest Billy Branch, With Joanie Pallatto And Sparrow

"A Toast To George Freeman" April 28, 2018 Special Guest Billy Branch, With Joanie Pallatto And Sparrow

Southport Records and Lampkin Music Group presents: “A Toast to George Freeman"- Special Guest Billy Branch, with Joanie Pallatto and Sparrow on April 28, 2018 This is a general admission seated event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Media Sponsor: The WFMT Radio Network's Jazz Network. George Freeman is ...


Article: Album Review

George Freeman: 90 Going On Amazing

Read "90 Going On Amazing" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

George Freeman has long been a homebody. Early on he made his mark on stage and/or in the studio with the best of the best- -saxophone lodestars Lester Young and Charlie Parker, to mention just two--as they came through his hometown, Chicago. Touring did eventually figure into his career--he hit the road with soulful heavies Gene ...


Article: Record Label Profile

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

Read "ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...


Make It Happen

Label: Low Key Productions
Released: 2015


Article: Album Review

George Freeman/Chico Freeman: All In The Family

Read "All In The Family" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are few things more quintessentially “Chicago" in jazz than the Freeman family. Tenor titan Von Freeman ruled the roost in The Windy City decade after decade until his death in 2012; his brother, George Freeman, played with everybody from saxophonist Charlie Parker to organist Shirley Scott; his other brother, the late Eldridge “Bruz" Freeman, was ...


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