Von Freeman
Born: 1922

Earl Lavon Freeman jazz tenor saxophonist, originally
became known for his work with the Horace Henderson
Group during the Late 1940s, and Sun Ra’s band in the
early ’50s. During that period, he also played with his
musical brothers, drummer Bruz (Eldrige) Freeman and
guitarist George Freeman, (with pianists including Ahmad
Jamal, Andrew Hill, and Muhal Richard Abrams).
Chicago Tribune critic Howard Reich says, “…For technical
brilliance, musical intellect, harmonic sophistication and
improvisatory… Continue

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