"Everybody Say Yeah"
In celebration of guitar legend George Freeman's 95th birthday on April 10, 2022, Southport Records is pleased to announce the release of "Everybody Say Yeah!", a new compilation of recordings documenting 26 years of Freeman's music from our "Real Jazz Made in Chicago" catalog. Eleven of the fourteen songs are Freeman's originals including a new recording of "Perfume."
An original himself, George Freeman IS jazz history. He remembers a time when Charlie Parker wouldn't go onstage without him. His life in music has taken him around the world, but home and family in Chicago have always been where his heart is, and where as an elder statesman he continues to influence a new generation of Chicago's jazz legacy.
"George The Bomb"
Guitarist George Freeman turns 92 on April 10, 2019. He remembers a time when Charlie Parker wouldn't go onstage without him. George plays the BLUES with Billy Branch! George's searing and blues-jazz guitar is a perfect foil to the explosive harmonica and vocal of Billy Branch. Get on your feet and groove to George The Bomb! "George The Bomb!" features: George Freeman, electric guitar and vocals; Billy Branch, harmonica and vocals; John Devlin, 6-string electric bass, accordion and vocals; Luiz Ewerling, drums and percussion; Joanie Pallatto, vocals and Bradley Parker-Sparrow, piano.
"All in the Family"
"All In The Family" brings together two members of Chicago's Freeman family that have never been recorded together until now: legendary guitarist George Freeman (who celebrated his 88th birthday on April 10th, 2015) and world-renowned saxophonist Chico Freeman (George's nephew and Von Freeman's son.) Together, they present their musical legacy of Chicago Jazz! With Kirk Brown, piano; Harrison Bankhead, bass; Hamid Drake, drums; Mike Allemana, guitar; Joe Jenkins, drums; and special guest Reto Weber, hang and percussion.
Legendary guitarist George Freeman burns through bluesy originals & great standards, with Eldee Young!
George’s unique jazz guitar style and debut release for SOUTHPORT, with Von Freeman on piano!