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Uploaded on Jan 4, 2012
Although not as well-known outside the Windy City as he should be, Earle Lavon "Von" Freeman, Sr. is considered a founder of the "Chicago School" of jazz tenorists, a distinction shared with Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin, and Clifford Jordan. With his individual sound, at once husky and melodic, he makes every song his own. As the Chicago Tribune has written of him, "For technical brilliance, musical intellect, harmonic sophistication, and improvisatory freedom, Von Freeman has few bebop-era peers." See a more detailed bio at http://tinyurl.com/jmvonfreeman
Join us Tuesday, January 10th at 7:30pm ET for the live webcast of the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Award Ceremony & Concert live from Jazz at Lincoln Center: http://www.jalc.org/neajazzmasters