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Bud Freeman

About Bud Freeman

Tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman developed his unique style in the late 1920s and early '30s, placing him somewhere in between the heavier-toned Coleman Hawkins and the more suave, cool-headed Lester Young. Stylistically, his playing more or less straddles the line between the Chicago-bred trad jazz of the '20s and the more advanced Swing that evolved in the '30s. He worked with musicians associated with both Traditional Jazz/Dixieland (Eddie Condon) and Swing (Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey) before forming his eight-piece Summa Cum Laude Orchestra -- perhaps his most celebrated group -- at the close of the '30s. He continued recording regularly up until his death in the '80s; his warm, outgoing music remained essentially unchanged over the years.

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Bud Freeman

Tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman developed his unique style in the late 1920s and early '30s, placing him somewhere in between the heavier-toned Coleman Hawkins and the more suave, cool-headed Lester Young. Stylistically, his playing more or less straddles the line between the Chicago-bred trad jazz of the '20s and the more advanced Swing that evolved in the '30s. He worked with musicians associated with both Traditional Jazz/Dixieland (Eddie Condon) and Swing (Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey) before forming his eight-piece Summa Cum Laude Orchestra -- perhaps his most celebrated group -- at the close of the '30s. He continued recording regularly up until his death in the '80s; his warm, outgoing music remained essentially unchanged over the years.

About Bud Freeman

Tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman developed his unique style in the late 1920s and early '30s, placing him somewhere in between the heavier-toned Coleman Hawkins and the more suave, cool-headed Lester Young. Stylistically, his playing more or less straddles the line between the Chicago-bred trad jazz of the '20s and the more advanced Swing that evolved in the '30s. He worked with musicians associated with both Traditional Jazz/Dixieland (Eddie Condon) and Swing (Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey) before forming his eight-piece Summa Cum Laude Orchestra -- perhaps his most celebrated group -- at the close of the '30s. He continued recording regularly up until his death in the '80s; his warm, outgoing music remained essentially unchanged over the years.

About Bud Freeman

Tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman developed his unique style in the late 1920s and early '30s, placing him somewhere in between the heavier-toned Coleman Hawkins and the more suave, cool-headed Lester Young. Stylistically, his playing more or less straddles the line between the Chicago-bred trad jazz of the '20s and the more advanced Swing that evolved in the '30s. He worked with musicians associated with both Traditional Jazz/Dixieland (Eddie Condon) and Swing (Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey) before forming his eight-piece Summa Cum Laude Orchestra -- perhaps his most celebrated group -- at the close of the '30s. He continued recording regularly up until his death in the '80s; his warm, outgoing music remained essentially unchanged over the years.