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Freddie Green

g, 1911-1987 US, Charleston, South Carolina
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Frederick William Green

American swing and bop jazz guitarist. Born: March 31, 1911 in Charleston, South Carolina. Died: March 01, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada. From 1937 until his death in 1987, aged seventy-five, Freddie Green occupied the rhythm guitar chair in various ensembles led by pianist Count Basie, backing celebrated players such as saxophonist Lester Young, clarinetist Benny Goodman, and vocalist Billie Holiday, to name a few. «When he played with Count Basie, everyone knew that Freddie Green was half the orchestra on his own, the man who helped the band breathe. He was the "working lung", and as an accompanist he played "four-to-the-bar" like nobody else. The secret of his swinging lightness lay in the fact that he didn't play all the strings, merely three or four of them.» [Philippe Baudoin]

     
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Electric guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Corner Pocket on The Greatest Jazz Big Bands by Various Artists
Countless Blues on Jazz Chronicles: The Guitarists, Vol. 3 by Various Artists
Corner Pocket on The Best of Duke Ellington and Count Basie by Various Artists
Good Mornin' Blues on Jazz Chronicles: The Guitarists, Vol. 3 by Various Artists
Down For Double on The Greatest Jazz Big Bands by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Mosaic SelectAl Cohn, Joe Newman & Freddie Green2007Album
Kansas City SoundsBob Brookmeyer Septet And Bob Brookmeyer Octet Featuring Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Harry Edison, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones, Jim Hall, Freddie Green, Nat Pierce2007Compil.
King Of Rhythm SessionFreddie Green1996Compil.
Natural RhythmFreddie Green, Al Cohn1987Compil.
Swing ReunionTeddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Louis Bellson, Remo Palmieri, George Duvivier, Freddie Green1985Album
Kansas City Six And Five (1938)Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Eddie Durham, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones1979Compil.
Snooky & Marshal's AlbumSnooky Young / Marshall Royal / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louis Bellson Special Guest Scatman Crothers1978Album
Snooky & Marshal's AlbumSnooky Young / Marshall Royal / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louis Bellson Special Guest Scatman Crothers1978Album
Rhythm WillieHerb Ellis And Freddie Green1975Album
Basie ReunionPaul Quinichette / Buck Clayton / Shad Collins / Jack Washington / Freddie Green / Eddie Jones / Jo Jones / Nat Pierce1958Album
For BasiePaul Quinichette, Shad Collins, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones, Nat Pierce1958Single
Giants Of Jazz, Vol. IILester Young, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Freddie Green, Gene Ramey, Jo Jones1957Compil.
Jazz For PlayboysFrank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson1957Album
Mr. RhythmFreddie Green1956Single
Mr. RhythmFreddie Green1956Single
Mr. RhythmFreddie Green1956Album
Opus In SwingFrank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke1956Album
Mr. RhythmFreddie Green1956Single
Up In The BluesFreddie GreenSingle
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