Bud Freeman

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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Albums

All-Star Swing Sessions
All-Star Swing...
Fantasy Jazz
2004
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All-Star Swing Sessions
All-Star Swing...
Prestige Records
2003
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[no cover]
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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