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All About Jazz: Chico Freeman Plus+tet: One of the Best Performances of the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

Freeman paced a nearly perfect set marked by exquisite writing and a top-shelf supporting unit. "Crossing the Sudan" was a programmatic ride on a camel that morphed into "Freeman," a stunning feature for the drums of Nasheet Waits. The gospel tinge of "To Hear a Teardrop in the Rain" had pianist Anthony Wonsey digging deep for a masterful display of chops and soul. As a tip of the hat to Pittsburgh's own Stanley Turrentine, Freeman's take on "Soft Pedal Blues" spoke to his significance as…
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Chico Freeman in Chicago Jazz Magazine: In His Own Words

Thanks Mike Jeffers and everyone at Chicago Jazz Magazine for honoring me with your cover and one of the most in-depth interviews I've done! In 1982, Chicago saxophonist Chico Freeman was a key member of the legendary “Young Lions” concert at Lincoln Center that included other stars-to-be Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, Paquito D’Rivera, and Bobby McFerrin, among others. Today Freeman merits being called a “master on his instrument,” and has perfected an immediately recognizable approach to music and composition, blending what he has experienced from…
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Chico Freeman Plus+tet Headlines the Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival

Excited to play the Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival this Sunday with Chico Freeman Plust+tet with Chico Freeman on tenor, Warren Wolf on vibes, Anthony Wonsey on piano, Gregg August on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums The line-up for this almost entirely free festival is off the chain: The Bad Plus, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Roy Ayers, Linda May Han Oh, Allan Harris, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Angélique Kidjo, David Sanborn, Hudson and so much more. I'm arriving early so I can get to those late night…
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Chico Freeman Plus+tet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola June 7 and 8

I'll be celebrating my one year anniversary of returning to the States at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola June 7 and 8 with Chico Freeman Plus+tet: Chico Freeman/tenor, Warren Wolf/vibes, Anthony Wonsey/piano, Kenny Davis/bass Nasheet Waits - drums. We'll be tipping our hat to Bobby Hutcherson, and I've got some new music to present to you as well as some of your favorites.
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Chico Freeman Plus+tet at An die Musik in Baltimore June 1 and 2

The Chico Freeman Plus+tet makes their debut in Baltimore, Maryland at An die Musik Thursday June 1 at 8 and 10 pm and Friday June 2 at 8 and 10 pm. The stellar group includes Chico Freeman - tenor saxophone, Baltimore's own Warren Wolf on vibes, DC native sons Billy Hart on drums and Corcoran Holt on bass, plus Anthony Wonsey on piano. We'll be tipping our hat to the great Bobby Hutcherson who Chico played and recorded with many times. This is the first…
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