|Tags:||funk jazz soul jazz chicago|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s|
10 April 1927, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Based in Chicago throughout his career, guitarist Freeman has a much lower profile than other family members. During the late 40s, he played in the house band at Chicagos Pershing Hotel alongside his brothers, drummer Eldridge Bruz Freeman, and saxophonist Von Freeman. There, he accompanied visiting jazzmen such as Lester Young and Charlie Parker, appearing with the latter on the rare, and poorly recorded, One Night In Chicago. In 1950, together with his brothers and Ahmad Jamal he formed a quartet, Jamal later being replaced by Andrew Hill. Thereafter, Freemans profile was low and, perhaps from choice, he played only occasionally in Chicago clubs and from time to time made records. Among leaders with whom he recorded are Gene Jug Ammons and Richard Groove Holmes. In the late 70s Freeman recorded with Johnny Griffin, playing on the outstanding 1978 session that produced Bush...