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Bud Freeman

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: April 13, 1906 | Died: March 15, 1991    

Lawrence “Bud” Freeman was known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. His smooth and full tenor sax style with a heavy robust swing was the only strong alternative to Coleman Hawkins' harder toned approach, until the arrival of Lester Young whom Freeman had allegedly influenced [1] (although Young himself denied this, citing Frank Trumbauer as his main influence).

One of the original members of the Austin High School Gang which began in 1922, Freeman played the C-melody saxophone alongside his other band members such as Jimmy McPartland and Frank Teschemacher before switching to tenor saxophone two years later. Influenced by artists like the New Orleans Rhythm Kings and Louis Armstrong from the South, they would begin to formulate their own style, becoming part of the emerging Chicago Style of jazz....
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    All-Star Swing Sessions

    Fantasy Jazz
    2004
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    All-Star Swing Sessions

    Prestige Records
    2003
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    Two Beautiful

    Stretch Records
    1983
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    I Grandi Del Jazz

    Stretch Records
    1982
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    Jazzmeeting In Holland

    Stretch Records
    1981
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    Satin Doll

    Stretch Records
    1980
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    Three's No Crowd

    Stretch Records
    1979
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