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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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Ari Brown: Groove Awakening

Read "Groove Awakening" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Erede della grande tradizione sassofonistica di Chicago, il settantenne Ari Brown pubblica il suo quarto album da leader confermando gli aspetti chiave del suo stile: timbro magniloquente e ricco di sfumature, fraseggio fluente, marcato senso del blues, viva energia con cui sostiene lunghi e rapsodici assoli. Nel suo strumento si rinnova lo spirito ecumenico, ...


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Ari Brown: Groove Awakening

Read "Groove Awakening" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

It is easy to think of saxophonist Ari Brown as the heir to the late, great Chicago tenorists Von Freeman and Fred Anderson but that would not be a fair assessment. Far more than a successor, Brown is the youngest and remaining member of a powerfully unique musical triumvirate. His idiosyncratic style is equally appropriate to ...


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