Posts tagged "Von Freeman"

The Evolution Of Kurt Elling

The Evolution Of Kurt Elling
Since 1995 Kurt Elling has been the gold standard in male jazz vocalists, with one Grammy win and 10 nominations (literally every CD he has put out has been nominated for best jazz vocalist), he sets the tone for guys singing jazz. But he not just another cat singing standards, he’s innovative, takes chances, scats... Read more »

I Remember Vonski, The Life & Music of Von Freeman

Back 15-20 years ago when Public Radio still played traditional jazz at night, I heard this cat blowing a horn like it owed him money and I loved the sound, turns out it was Von Freeman and that was considered “The Chicago Sound”. My family had educated me on Captain Dyett and all the great... Read more »
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