CHICO FREEMAN QUINTET - MIKE ALLEMANA, RICHARD JOHNSON, AVERY SHARPE,YORON ISRAEL at North Street Cabaret
Sat, September 2, 2023
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Heralded as one of the most important saxophonists of our time, composer and producer, Chico Freeman has perfected an immediately recognizable approach to music and composition, blending what he has experienced from his past and providing fluidity into a future of infinite musical possibilities. In the early 2000s, with dozens of recordings as a leader, Freeman moved from New York to Europe to start a new chapter of his life exploration by focusing on his own self-improvement and self-reflection. His thirst to immerse himself in his music, his curiosity to explore working with different musicians and living in different cultures and challenging himself to be better than he was. As much as Ive travelled and on the road playing with such masters as McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Sam Rivers, Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie and so many jazz greats, as well as leading my own groups including founding The Leaders and the group Roots, an inner voice was telling me, you need to go to another level both musically and personally, Freeman explains. You need to work with other musicians from different cultures and create new avenues of expression....