Von Freeman  

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Earle Lavon "Von" Freeman Sr. (October 3, 1923 – August 12, 2012) was an American hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman.


As leader

  • 1972: Doin' It Right Now (Atlantic Records)
  • 1975: Have No Fear (Nessa Records)
  • 1975: Serenade and Blues (Nessa Records)
  • 1977: Young and Foolish
  • 1981: Freeman & Freeman (India Navigation, with son Chico)
  • 1989: Walkin' Tuff
  • 1995: Fire-with Tatsu Aoki, Joanie Pallatto
  • 1997: Live at the Blue Note
  • 1999: You Talkin' To Me? with Frank Catalano
  • 2001: Live at the Dakota
  • 2002: Improvisor
  • 2004: The Great Divide
  • 2006: Good forever
  • 2009: Vonski Speaks

As sideman

With Francesco Crosara

  • Colors (1999, Southport Records)
  • Emotions (2003, TCB Records)

With Kurt Elling

With Clifford Jordan

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