Chico Freeman

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Earl Lavon Freeman Jnr., 17 July 1949, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Freeman started out playing trumpet but while at university switched to tenor saxophone, the instrument played by his father Von Freeman. After university, where he studied music education, he played in R&B bands, before changing direction and working with Muhal Richard Abrams and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). In the mid-to late 70s he continued his studies, meanwhile working with many leading... Read more

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jazz
saxophone
free jazz
aacm
loft jazz
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