Chico FREEMAN & Von FREEMAN 1989

FREEMAN & FREEMAN

Von FREEMAN & Chico FREEMAN ts, Cecil McBEE b, Jack DeJOHNETTE dr, Kenny BARRON p, (on "Paying NY dues") Muhal Richard ABRAMS p,

The two tenors Chico Freeman and father Von Freeman had an opportunity to team up on this 1989 CD. Recorded live in concert, Von actually sounds the more modern of the two (due to his unusual tone) on a set mostly comprised of standards, plus McBee's "Undercurrents" and the lengthy jamming blues "Jug Ain't Gone," a tribute to Gene Ammons. The straight-ahead but sometimes eccentric music has its surprising moments, and the Freemans mostly battle to a tie.

2 comments:

josh said...

Lovely set of standard tunes.Paying New York Dues, feels like the band having a great time. Fun listening.

Anonymous said...

paying new york dues is fantastic