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Von Freeman

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Earl Lavon Freeman jazz tenor saxophonist, originally became known for his work with the Horace Henderson Group during the Late 1940s, and Sun Ra's band in the early '50s. During that period, he also played with his musical brothers, drummer Bruz (Eldrige) Freeman and guitarist George Freeman, (with pianists including Ahmad Jamal, Andrew Hill, and Muhal Richard Abrams). Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich says, "...For technical brilliance, musical intellect, harmonic sophistication and improvisatory freedom, Von Freeman has few bebop-era peers." The Chicago Reader's Monica Kendrick adds "He changes everything he touches, mostly for the better, with his swaggering tenor tenderness." Along with his contemporaries Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin, and Clifford — the founder of the "Chicago School" of tenor players which adapted the work of Lester Young and Ben Webster, and influenced a number of players including Johnny Griffin & Clifford Jordan

Album

Everybody Say Yeah!

Label: Southport Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Peak; There Will Never Be Another You; My Scenery; It's Cha Time!; Summertime; George Burns!; Gorgeous George; Vonski; Cha Cha Blue; Manteca; Perfume; A Mother's Love; Marko; Low Funk.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Bill Charlap, Ron Miles & Jean Fineberg

Read "Bill Charlap, Ron Miles & Jean Fineberg" reviewed by Joe Dimino


From bandleader and musical force of nature Jean Fineberg we begin the 756th Episode of Neon Jazz with a track from her band's eponymous release followed by something from “The Godfather of Soul" and a commentary from Jean. We also delve into new music from Peter Curtis, Keith Oxman and Chris Greene. Vocalists take center stage ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Welcome, Adventures In Jazz!

Read "Welcome, Adventures In Jazz!" reviewed by Bob Osborne


The title of the new release from Daniel Carter with Matthew Shipp, William Parker and Gerald Cleaver invites the listener to “Welcome Adventure," something that the avid jazz listener should be used to. These four stalwarts of the scene break new boundaries with a fresh approach to the music. In the same vein there are also ...

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Article: Album Review

George Freeman: Everybody Say Yeah!

Read "Everybody Say Yeah!" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It took a long time (much too long) for listeners to recognize the brilliance that was Chicago saxophonist Fred Anderson. The New York-centric jazz cognoscenti have often overlooked talent that comes from Chicago, and artists were often drawn to The Big Apple to seek the recognition they deserved. Beginning in the '90s, though, the focal point ...

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News: Recording

Southport Records Announces The Release Of George Freeman's 'Everybody Say Yeah!'

Southport Records Announces The Release Of George Freeman's 'Everybody Say Yeah!'

In celebration of guitar legend George Freeman’s 95th birthday on April 10, 2022, Southport Records is pleased to announce the release of Everybody Say Yeah!, a new compilation of recordings documenting 26 years of Freeman’s music from our “Real Jazz Made in Chicago" catalog. Eleven of the fourteen songs are Freeman's originals including a new recording ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Von Freeman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Von Freeman

All About Jazz is celebrating Von Freeman's birthday today! Earl Lavon Freeman jazz tenor saxophonist, originally became known for his work with the Horace Henderson Group during the Late 1940s, and Sun Ra's band in the early '50s. During that period, he also played with his musical brothers, drummer Bruz (Eldrige) Freeman and guitarist George Freeman, ...

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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. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Yusef Lateef: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Blowing Cultural Nationalism Out Of The Water

Read "Yusef Lateef: An Alternative Top Ten Albums Blowing Cultural Nationalism Out Of The Water" reviewed by Chris May


A pioneer of global and modal jazz, the multi-instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef is only beginning to have his importance in the history of the music properly acknowledged. After languishing off-catalogue for decades, much of his output is being made available once more. A treasure trove of great jazz is out there waiting to be rediscovered. ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Von Freeman

Jazz Musician of the Day: Von Freeman

All About Jazz is celebrating Von Freeman's birthday today! Earl Lavon Freeman jazz tenor saxophonist, originally became known for his work with the Horace Henderson Group during the Late 1940s, and Sun Ra's band in the early '50s. During that period, he also played with his musical brothers, drummer Bruz (Eldrige) Freeman and guitarist George Freeman, ...


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