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Freeman, Von / New Apartment Lounge Quartet / Vonski Speaks
Album:Vonski Speaks Collection:Jazz
Artist:Freeman, Von / New Apartment Lounge Quartet Added:Dec 2009
Label:Nessa Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-01-10 Pull Date:2010-03-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 7Feb 21Feb 14Feb 7Jan 31

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 23, 2014:Jump, Jive, & Jazz
Vonski Speaks
4.Feb 13, 2010:Music Casserole
Darn That Dream
2.Mar 05, 2010:Memory Select, Other Minds edition
Vonski Speaks
5.Feb 05, 2010:Memory Select
3.Feb 19, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Vonski Speaks
6.Jan 29, 2010:Memory Select
Vonski Speaks

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-08 
VON FREEMAN: Vonski Speaks
Nessa, 2009

BOP – Recorded live at Jazzfest Berlin in 2002, this set finds Chicago sax icon Von Freeman in good humor and fine form, blazing through ten and a half minutes of cyclonic bebop in the title track before settling down for three even longer numbers taken at relaxed tempos. Freeman’s slippery, acrobatic approach and gruff yet creaky tone are on full display in the extended solo spaces: his exuberant loop-de-loops skid and slide with abandon over the cool sound of his quartet. A good document of an underappreciated, unique jazz voice.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 4

2. 10:37 – speedy bebop twist: sax can barely keep up with itself; rapid-fire guitar and precise, speed-walking bass

4. 13:00 – ballad: lively intro; then sweet but masculine with acrobatic sax flourishes. Mellow guitar and beautiful bass solo

5. 20:31 – starts slow and heartfelt with a sobbing quality; shifts to upbeat walk; guitar strolls easily, wide-ranging bass, low, rolling drums

6. 11:29 – casually swinging intro, then solid, relaxed blues; sax gets some grease, guitar takes it easy, drums slump and shuffle

[ Fo ] 01/08/10

Track Listing
1.Von's Greeting 4.Darn That Dream
2.Vonski Speaks 5.Summertime
3.Von's Intro To... 6.Blues For Sunnyland