Freeman, Von / Improviser, the
Album: Improviser, the   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Freeman, Von   Added:Sep 2002
Label:Premonition Records Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-10-14 Pull Date: 2002-12-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 15 Nov 17 Oct 20
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 13, 2002: Memory Select
What Is This Thing Called Love
3. Oct 18, 2002: Memory Select
What Is this Thing Called...
2. Nov 15, 2002: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-11-15
Von's a great old guy who plays old standards but packs his sax solos with out-there licks. He loves to toss fast, angular runs in the middle of otherwise normal-sounding passages, even on the slow tracks. Overall it's a conservative sound with doses of Coltrane-kindled fire here and there.

2- Unaccompanied sax with some nice off-kilter runs.
3* - Midtempo upbeat stepper.
4* - Starts mellow, gets into a fast fast clip
5- Slow and romantic
6* - Corny longe sound, mellow jazz guitar ... but some nice crazy/burbling sax soloing going on
7 - Slow blues
8 - Gentle, slow, happy, sentimental

Track Listing
1. Von Intro   5. Darn that Dream
2. If I Should Lose You   6. Blue Bossa
3. Ski-Wee   7. Blues for Billie
4. What Is this Thing Called...   8. I Like the Sunrise