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Von Freeman

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: October 3, 1922 | Died: August 13, 2012    

Von Freeman

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.”...
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    Von Freeman: Vonski Speaks


    2010
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    Young And Foolish

    Challenge Records
    2007
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    The Great Divide

    Premonition Records
    2004
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    Inside Chicago, Vol. 4

    Premonition Records
    2003
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    The Improvisor

    Premonition Records
    2002
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    Live At The Dakota

    Premonition Records
    2001
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    Von & Ed

    Premonition Records
    1999
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