George Freeman


HighNote HCD 7352
George Freeman
The Good Life

George Freeman has been part of jazz for nearly a century, working with greats such as Parker and Coltrane. Appearing on the recording is the legendary organist Joey DeFrancesco, going into the studio just a couple of months before his untimely death. DeFrancesco admired Freeman’s work on a Jimmy McGriff LP so it is very touching that the two were able to collaborate here. Also featured on 4 tracks is bass phenom Christian McBride stoking up some swinging performances. However, the pulsing heart of the band is Freeman himself, who plays with integrity and true energetic zeal. The set list includes some hand-jive groove, a high-powered blues and a breathtakingly beautiful rendition of “The Good Life.”

GEORGE FREEMAN, guitar • Joey DeFrancesco, organ (tracks 1, 2, 3) • Lewis Nash, drums (tracks 1, 2, 3) • Christian McBride, bass (tracks 4, 5, 6, 7) • Carl Allen, drums (tracks 4, 5, 6, 7)

TRACKS: If I Had You • Mr. D • Up and Down • Lowe Groovin’ • 1,2,3,4 • Sister Tankersley • The Good Life

 Up and Down

 Mr. D


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