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Encyclopedia > Bud Freeman

Lawrence "Bud" Freeman (April 13, 1906 - March 15, 1991) was a Chicago born Jazz musician, 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 influenced. 13 April is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... A Yanagisawa tenor sax. ... A bass clarinet, which sounds an octave lower than the more common B♭ soprano clarinet. ... A Swung note is a rhythmic device, also known as a shuffle note; it is an augmentation of the initial note in a pair and diminution of the second. ... Coleman Hawkins Coleman Randolph Hawkins, nicknamed Hawk and sometimes Bean, (November 21, 1901 or 1904 - May 19, 1969) was a prominent jazz tenor saxophone musician. ... Lester Willis Young, nicknamed Prez (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and clarinetist. ...


One of the original members of the Austin High 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 forumulate their own style, becoming part of the emerging Chicago Style of jazz. 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The C melody saxophone is a saxophone in the key of C, one whole step above the tenor saxophone. ... Frank Teschemacher (March 13, 1906 - March 1, 1932) was a jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, associated with the Austin High gang (along with Jimmy McPartland, Bud Freeman, et al. ... The New Orleans Rhythm Kings were one of the most influential jazz bands of the early/mid 1920s. ... Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nicknames Satchmo and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... Dixieland or Dixie is a name for the south-eastern portion of the USA; see: U.S. Southern States, Dixie. ...


In 1927, he moved to New York, where he was worked as a session musician and band member, working with names including Red Nichols, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Ben Pollack and Joe Venuti. One of his most notable performances was a solo on Eddie Condon's 1933 recording, The Eel. Freeman played with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra (1936-38) as well as for a short time Benny Goodman's band in 1938 before forming his own band, the Summa Cum Laude Orchestra (1939 - 40). Freeman joined the US Army during World War II, and headed a US Army band in the Aleutian Islands. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, and the most densely populated major city in North America. ... Ernest Loring Red Nichols (May 8, 1905–June 28, 1965) was a United States jazz cornettist. ... 1927 Time cover featuring Kahn Roger Wolfe Kahn (October 19, 1907–July 12, 1962) was a Jewish-American jazz and popular musician, composer, and band leader (Roger Wolfe Kahn and His Orchestra). Born in Morristown, New Jersey into a very rich family—his father, Otto Hermann Kahn, was a banker... Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 - June 7, 1971) was a drummer and bandleader from the mid 1920s through the swing era. ... Giuseppe Venuti (Joe) (September 16, 1903 - August 14, 1978) was a U.S. jazz musician and violinist. ... Albert Edwin Condon, better known as Eddie Condon, (16 November 1904–4 August 1973) was a jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman, (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was a famous Jazz musician, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, and Swings Senior Statesman. // Childhood and early years Goodman was born in Chicago, the son of poor Jewish immigrants who lived on... // Events January-March January 2 - End of term for Frank Finley Merriam, 28th Governor of California. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... Looking down the Aleutians from an airplane. ...


Following the war, Freeman returned to New York and led his own groups, yet still kept a close tie to the freewheeling bands of Eddie Condon. He was a member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band between 1969 and 1970, and on occasionally there after. In 1974 he would move to England where he made numerous recordings and performances there and in Europe. Returning to Chiacgo in 1980, he continued to work into his 80s. He also released two memoirs You Don't Look Like a Musician (1974) and If You Know of a Better Life, Please Tell Me (1976), and wrote an autobiography with Robert Wolf, Crazeology (1989). 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Robert Wolf is the executive director and co-founder of the Free River Press. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • AllMusic's guide to Bud Freeman

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Traditionalist Who Made the Sax Modern - April 10, 2006 - The New York Sun (595 words)
Freeman (1906-90), whose centennial is being celebrated this month with the reissue of one of his greatest albums, approached the horn in a unique manner.
Freeman debuted his tour de force showstopper, "The Eel," in 1933 in a session under the name of Eddie Condon, the bandleader he was associated with for most of their long careers.
Freeman's earliest solos on "Sugar" and "China Boy" are rough and throaty in the manner of such clarinetists as Teschmacher and Pee Wee Russell.
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