Tenor jazz saxophone player Von Feeman died on August 11, 2012 at 88. I love Saxophone and jazz, together a deadly combination. Von was one of the great innovators and creators of this sound in, what is known as, the Chicago School. I have attached 2 videos, one is live in Chicago in 1988, the second is Von playing last year at almost 90. Incredible sound, great player.
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4 responses to “Remembering Von Freeman”
That was a real age..can you still see those kinds of guys?
Definitely. We were out a few years back at a supper club here and were expecting dueling pianos. Instead we got a guy like this, 70ish guy. Sonny Rhodes was his name. Backed up by a terrific band. Magnificent evening. Just got to watch for them or get lucky.
I have some CD’s from his son, Chico Freeman which are really good.
I read about Chico. Thanks for that. I’ll be looking him up for a listen. Been getting into brass jazz lately. Donald Byrd. Trombone shorty and abram Wilson are recent purchases.