RIP Von Freeman (1923-2012)



The Chicago Tribune reports the death on Saturday August 11th of Von Freeman, a giant of the tenor saxophone who sayed loyal to his home town of Chicago, at the age of 88. Known as Vonski, he was the father of Chico Freeman. He received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award earlier this year.A recently released album recorded at the 2002 Berlin Jazz Festival HERE. RIP. 

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