Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Southport Records, recording home to both George Freeman and Von Freeman heats up the winter grill with "baby" brother George Freeman's 2nd Southport Release, "George Burns!" In a world where artists strive to fit in and ... more »
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Southport Records, recording home to both George Freeman and Von Freeman heats up the winter grill with "baby" brother George Freeman's 2nd Southport Release, "George Burns!" In a world where artists strive to fit in and sound the same, George burns the mold. A bold Chicago visionary that shared the stage with Charlie Parker (Savoy), George has continued his individualist approach to life and music. And at age 73, the fire ain't going out. The new "Burn" CD features more Freeman original compositions with feisty blues-tinged titles like "Hot Box", "Vonski" (featuring Von Freeman on tenor sax), and "Messy." Burn this one-sheet cause nothing else sounds quite like this. For vocal fans, check out the Chicago sensation-- hidden treasure Ron Cooper with the lovelorn r&b/pop groove, "And She Left Me." George is backed by legendary bassist Eldee Young, with long-time companion Phil Thomas on drums and the one and only Lou Gregory on piano. Along with Cooper, vocalist Joanie Pallatto visits the stage in a tribute to brother Bruz Freeman, "Here's Bruz." Keep the first-aid kit on hand, because GEORGE BURNS!
Keepin' it real !
Barbara Hartsfield | PASADENA, CALIFORNIA USA | 01/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is truly a must buy ! The style in which Mr. Freeman 'makes love' to the music is extraordinary. I had the privilige of knowing one of the Freeman brothers, Bruz, for many years and he spoke often of the extraordinary talent of George. He was right. If you buy one album in this New Year ....make it this one. You will not be disappointed ! This is just one of the many contributions by the Freeman's and I have never been disappointed by any of them. I heartily recommend this, and other Freeman contributions to the art of jazz, to each and every person that knows and loves this musical art form."