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Fire with Von FreemanFire With Von Freeman ... CD
Southport, 1996. Used ... $5.99
Von Freeman blows tenor here in a slightly unusual group – with Tatsu Aoki on bass, Bradley Parker Sparrow on piano, and Joanie Pallato on a bit of vocals – plus regular drummer Michael Raynor. CD

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✨✧ Von FreemanDedicated To You ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Von Freeman blows it bold and beautifully here – with just the right sort of sound we first fell in love with when seeing him in small club gigs in Chicago! There's an easygoing soulfulness to Freeman that grabs us right away – but there's also an edge, too – a quality that marks his lineage on a tenor scene that goes back to Johnny Griffin and John Gilmore – and the days when you could play things straight, but still always be inventing as well – never needing to go to the farther reaches, just always working out new feelings, new emotions on the familiar canvas of tunes that gave you plenty of solo space. Of Freeman's few studio recordings, this is one that really gets the sound of his soul just right – that tender feeling and slightly offbeat edge that always made us sit up and take notice. Rhythm is from the comfortable trio of Jodie Christian on piano, Eddie DeHaas on bass, and Wilbur Campbell on drums – and titles include "Four", "There Goes My Heart", "Song For My Father", "There Is No Greater Love", "Dedicated To You", and "My Foolish Heart". CD
(Out of print.)

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Von FreemanNever Let Me Go ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 1992. Used ... $12.99
Von Freeman on tenor sax, Eddie De Haas on bass, Wilbur Campbell on drums & Jodie Christian on piano. CD

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✨✧ Yusef Lateef & Von FreemanTenors Of Yusef Lateef & Von Freeman ... CD
Yal, 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two legendary tenorists, coming together here for a really beautiful little record – one that's recorded on the Chicago home turf of Von Freeman, and which really shows off the versatility of Yusef Lateef during these years! The record's one of the straightest jazz outings that Lateef recorded during the 90s – and it's a beautiful reminder of the strongly soulful sounds he gave us on tenor during his early career – matched here with Von's always-wonderful sense of phrasing, which seems to have even more of an edge in the company of Yusef. The group also features the great John Young on piano – an overlooked Chicago legend who provides these beautiful chords as a backdrop to the solos – and the rest of the group includes John Whitfield on bass and Terry Morrissette on drums. Titles include "Windy City", "South Side", "Swing Lee", "Ike Day", "King Kolax", and "Freddie Webster". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Von FreemanSerenade & Blues ... LP
Nessa, 1979. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
One of the few albums ever recorded as a leader by this great Chicago tenor player who's been making the scene in the city for over 40 years. Recorded with other Chicago giants John Young and Wilbur Campbell, and in a very laidback vein that lets Vonski solo in the meandering imaginative way that he does in his excellent weekly live gigs. 4 tracks in all, including "Time After Time", "After Dark", and "Von Freeman's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Von FreemanYoung & Foolish (with bonus track) ... CD
Daybreak/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Arguably one of Von Freeman's most obscure recordings – and many of them are pretty darn obscure! The set was recorded for the Daybreak label, live in the Netherlands in 1977 – with a strong Chicago rhythm section that features John Young on piano, David Shipp on bass, and Charles Walton on drums. Like many of Von's sides from the time, the tracks are long and laidback – with the kind of crisp creative soloing that have made his live sessions a must-see around Chicago for the past 40 years. Three long tracks – "I'll Close My Eyes", "Young & Foolish", and "Bye Bye Blackbird". CD also features the track "After Dark". CD
(Part of the "Timeless Jazz Syndicate" series!)
 
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George FreemanRebellion ... CD
Southport, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Features George Freeman on guitar, Von Freeman on piano, Penny Pendleton on bass, and Michael Raynor on drums. CD
(Booklet has a very faint mark from a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Chico FreemanOutside Within ... LP
India Navigation, 1981. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great, expansive quartet side from Chico Freeman, where he's supported by John Hicks, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette. Freeman's playing and writing has always fused his journeyman years with the AACM with the soulful, full-toned south side approach of his father, Von Freeman, and a very post-Coltrane spirituality, and he really stretches out nicely on this set. The first side of the album is nice lengthy number, "Undercurrent" and the second side has 3 more succinct numbers, "The Search", "Luna" and "Ascent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent and cut corner at the bottom right.)

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Gene AmmonsGene Ammons In Sweden ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
An album issued after the untimely early death of tenorist Gene Ammons, but one that features the player working in a nicely relaxed live setting – one that really shows the transformation of his instrument since his famous late 50s/early 60s records on Prestige! Gene's horn here seems to have more of an edge, more of a bite, even on the mellower numbers – which open up in this slow-building formation that's very much in the best Chicago tenor legacy, and which maybe ties Ammons a lot more closely to contemporary Von Freeman than some of the more tightly-produced that were issued in the US during his final years. The mighty Horace Parlan is in the quartet, and gets plenty of space too – alongside Red Mitchell on bass and Ed Jones on drums –on titles that include "Ahus Jazz", "Lover Man", "There Is No Greater Love", and "Billie's Bounce". CD
(Part of the Enja Real Jazz Classics series!)

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Andrew HillSmokestack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A fantastic session by this groundbreaking modernist – essentially a piano trio album, but recorded with two bass players – Richard Davis and Eddie Kahn – one of whom plays rhythm, the other who solos along with Hill – which makes for a really amazing sound – especially when you realize that the great Roy Haynes is on drums! The result is one of Hill's darkest piano outings, brought even deeper by the bass accompaniment, and the lack of any other horns to support the set – the kind of standout session that somehow made every one of his Blue Note albums so distinct from each other – even though they are so fantastic when considered as a whole – a key moment in jazz during the 60s. The album includes Hill's brilliant "Ode to Von", dedicated to Von Freeman, one of his early teachers – plus the tracks "Verne", "Not So", "Wailing Wall", and "The Day After". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue Note 80th Anniversary pressing.)
Also available Smokestack (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 14.99

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Andrew HillSmokestack (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic session by this groundbreaking modernist – essentially a piano trio album, but recorded with two bass players – Richard Davis and Eddie Kahn – one of whom plays rhythm, the other who solos along with Hill – which makes for a really amazing sound – especially when you realize that the great Roy Haynes is on drums! The result is one of Hill's darkest piano outings, brought even deeper by the bass accompaniment, and the lack of any other horns to support the set – the kind of standout session that somehow made every one of his Blue Note albums so distinct from each other – even though they are so fantastic when considered as a whole – a key moment in jazz during the 60s. The album includes Hill's brilliant "Ode to Von", dedicated to Von Freeman, one of his early teachers – plus the tracks "Verne", "Not So", "Wailing Wall", and "The Day After". CD features 4 bonus alternate takes too! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Smokestack (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Buck HillCapital Hill ... LP
Muse, 1989. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A cooker from DC tenorist Buck Hill – one of those great local players who never got their due strongly until late in life! Buck's got a tremendous sound on his horn – full and rich in feeling, with occasional raspy edges that really grab us, and a warm command of his instrument that really belies his many decades in music. Yet Buck's also not just blowing familiar notes, either – and, like Von Freeman out of Chicago, he's a dedicatedly creative player who keeps things on edge throughout the set, even in familiar territory. The approach is a bit like that of Ben Webster late in life, but sharper overall – and the group on the date includes Barry Harris on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Freddie Waits on drums. Titles include "Jazz Ballad", "Tenor Madness", "On The Trail", "Hail To The Redskins",a nd "Chelsea Bridge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a some tape on the spine.)

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Mike Reed, edCity Was Yellow – Chicago Jazz & Improvised Music 1980-2010 ... Book
Mike Reed, 2019. New Copy ... $28.99 35.00
A beautiful book on the Chicago jazz scene, and the things that make it really special – not the Windy City world of years back – when Ramsey Lewis and other big names were dominating things – but Chicago in more recent years, when the city has been a non-stop hotbed of continuous creative activity! Musician Mike Reed is the guiding force here – himself a key part of the growth of the past decade or two – and the presentation is very unique, with a short essay on a key musician, accompanied by a photo, then also a piece of music by the artist – transcribed on full sheet music, scoring a key contribution – in a way that makes the large volume both a history book and a book of sheet music as well. Entries are by key critical forces on the Chicago scene – John Corbett, Peter Margasak, John Litweiler, Neil Tesser, and others – and the presentation is as beautiful as the sounds it seeks to document. Entries include sections on Nicole Mitchell, Jason Adasiewicz, Ken Vandermark, Jeff Parker, Von Freeman, Mantana Roberts, Willie Pickens, and many others – and the book is oversize, 154 pages, softcover, and in two-tone color throughout. Book

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✨✧ Fred Anderson QuartetBirdhouse ... CD
Okka Disk, 1996. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first new studio recording by tenorist Fred Anderson since 1980 – and a set that shows just how much he'd grown in the intervening years! Here, Fred's newly alive with a younger Chicago group – a great quartet with Jim Baker on piano, Harrison Baker on bass, and Hamid Drake on drums – all players openly fluid to move with Anderson from swinging passages to freer ones – a beautiful balance of soul and experimentation, captured in a way that maybe links Fred more closely to Von Freeman than any other record in his career – yet which still captures all the AACM vitality in his music too. Titles include "Birdhouse", "Bernice", "Like Sonny", and "Waiting For Me". CD

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✨✧ Johnny GriffinWay Out! ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the sharpest 50s sessions from Johnny Griffin – a hip quartet date for Riverside, done at the time when he was working heavily with Thelonious Monk! The album's definitely got an angular groove that shows Monk's influence, but it's also shows Griffin's Chicago's roots as well – with an approach to hardbop that's plenty tight, but never too much so to lose its sense of soul – that careful balance that players like Griffin, Clifford Jordan, or Von Freeman were bringing to tenor improvisation at the time. The rest of the group's perfectly suited to this mode – and features Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Titles include "Little John", "Where's Your Overcoat Baby", "Hot Sausage", "Teri's Tune", and "Sunny Monday". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing, SMJ-6067, with obi and insert. Cover has light discoloration from age.)
 
 
 



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