Lawrence "Bud" Freeman (April 13, 1906 – March 15, 1991) was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. He had a smooth and full tenor sax style with a heavy robust swing. He was one of the most influential and important jazz tenor saxophonists of the big band era. His major recordings were "The Eel", "Tillie's Downtown Now", "Crazeology", "The Buzzard", and "After Awhile", composed with Benny Goodman.
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Birth and Death Data: Born April 13, 1906 (Chicago), Died March 15, 1991 (Chicago)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1962
Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, saxophone, leader, clarinet, director, composer, songwriter, vocalist
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Recordings (Results 101-125 of 193 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W265146||10-in.||10/2/1933||Sweet Lorraine||Joe Venuti's Blue Six||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Columbia||W265147||10-in.||10/2/1933||Doin' the uptown lowdown||Joe Venuti's Blue Six||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Columbia||W265148||10-in.||10/2/1933||Jazz me blues||Joe Venuti's Blue Six||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Columbia||W265149||10-in.||10/2/1933||In de ruff||Joe Venuti's Blue Six||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|OKeh||W82030||10-in.||12/8/1927||Sugar||McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|OKeh||W82031||10-in.||12/8/1927||China boy||McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|OKeh||W82082||10-in.||12/16/1927||Nobody's sweetheart||McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|OKeh||W82083||10-in.||12/16/1927||Liza||McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|OKeh||W402151||10-in.||12/3/1928||Craze-ology||Bud Freeman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, composer, leader|
|OKeh||W402152||10-in.||12/3/1928||Can't help lovin' dat man||Bud Freeman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, leader|
|OKeh||W402222||10-in.||12/3/1928||I ain't gonna give nobody none o' this jelly roll||Bud Freeman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|OKeh||W402223||10-in.||12/3/1928||[Unknown title(s)]||Bud Freeman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Brunswick||C2292||10-in.||9/4/1928||Downright disgusted||Club Royale Orchestra ; Wingy Manone||Jazz/dance band||songwriter|
|Decca||60190||10-in.||12/4/1935||What is there to say?||Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five||instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||60191||10-in.||12/4/1935||The buzzard||Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five||instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||60192||10-in.||12/4/1935||Tillie's downtown now||Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five||instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||60193||10-in.||12/4/1935||Keep smilin' at trouble||Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five||instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66072||10-in.||8/11/1939||There'll be some changes made||Eddie Condon||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66073||10-in.||8/11/1939||Nobody's sweetheart||Eddie Condon||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66074||10-in.||8/11/1939||Friar's point shuffle||Eddie Condon||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66075||10-in.||8/11/1939||Someday sweetheart||Eddie Condon||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66603||10-in.||9/18/1939||As long as I live||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66604||10-in.||9/18/1939||The sail fish||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66605||10-in.||9/18/1939||Sunday||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
|Decca||66606||10-in.||9/18/1939||Satanic blues||Bud Freeman||instrumentalist, tenor saxophone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Freeman, Bud," accessed June 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101975.
Freeman, Bud. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101975.
"Freeman, Bud." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 June 2023.
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Wikipedia: Bud Freeman
Discogs: Bud Freeman
Allmusic: Bud Freeman
Linked Open Data Sources
LCNAR: Freeman, Bud, 1906-1991 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50026374
Wikidata: Bud Freeman - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q711163
MusicBrainz: Bud Freeman - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/69385710-666e-4694-9041-2bc5213195bb
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