NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT…
MUSIC: Doin It Right Now (Von Freeman)
CD: Doin It Right Now
Rhino Entertainment 2006/1972
Von Freeman: In this music, I don’t think there’s a best or better or worse or good, excellent. I think it’s according to how inspired you are. If you’re highly inspired, good things happen.
…THEY DO SEEM TO HAPPEN FOR NEA JAZZ MASTER VON FREEMAN, WHO PLAYFULLY CALLS HIMSELF A ‘JAMSTER’…
Von Freeman: Actually I’ve been jamming just about my whole career. Almost every job I’ve been on turned into a jam session, sooner or later. If I stayed at it everybody say, hey man, let me have some of this. I think it’s, well I have a friendly nature on the bandstand, for one thing, I guess that’s what brings it on. Then I like to hear other guys play.
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH TENOR SAXOPHONIST VON FREEMAN WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.