Chico Freeman – Podcast 232

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For Chico Freeman, Jazz is the family business.  His father played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald and his grandfather was an associate of Louis Armstrong.

Chico has had an amazing career playing with the likes of Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Sun Ra, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente, to name a few.  We got to hang with the great musician, composer and producer and get the inside story on working with so many of these icons of music.

Chico also shares selections from some recent albums including  The Essence of Silence, All In The Family, Spoken Into Existence, and Elvin: Tribute to Elvin Jones.  He’ll be performing at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola on June 7th and 8th.