Bud Freeman

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For other people with a similar name see Lawrence Friedman (disambiguation)

Lawrence "Bud" Freeman (April 13, 1906 – March 15, 1991) was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. He had a smooth and full tenor sax style with a heavy robust swing. He was one of the most influential and important jazz tenor saxophonists of the big band era. His major recordings were "The Eel", "Tillie's Downtown Now", "Crazeology", "The Buzzard", and "After Awhile", composed with Benny Goodman.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 Bud Freeman Bud Freeman 1
1957 Chicago / Austin High School Jazz in Hifi Bud Freeman 2
1963 Something Tender Bud Freeman, George Barnes, Carl Kress 1
1975 Song of the Tenor Bud Freeman 1
1976 Buck & Bud Bucky Pizzarelli With Bud Freeman 1
2003 The Bud Freeman All-Star Swing Sessions Bud Freeman featuring Shorty Baker 1
1928-1938 (Giants of Jazz label) Bud Freeman 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Chronological Classics: Bud Freeman 1928-1938 Bud Freeman 1
1995 The Chronological Classics: Bud Freeman 1939-1940 Bud Freeman 1
1997 The Chronological Classics: Bud Freeman 1945-1946 Bud Freeman 1
1997 The Chronological Classics: Bud Freeman 1946 Bud Freeman 1
2011 Pee Wee Russell Plays With Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson & Bud Freeman Pee Wee Russell, Buck Clayton, Bud Freeman & Vic Dickenson 1
Jack Hits the Road Lu Watters / Bud Freeman 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Live in Haarlem Bud Freeman & the Cees Slinger Trio 1
2008 The Man: Live in Dublin 1976 Bud Freeman 1

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