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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   
Flight of the Foo Birds on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
Dinah on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
One O'Clock Jump on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
Red Wagon on All That Jazz, Vol. 13: Basie's Boogie by Count Basie
Five O'Clock in the Morning Blues on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
Corner Pocket on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
Chestnut Street Ramble (Vine Street Ramble) on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
Baby Won't You Please Come Home on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
You for Me on One O'Clock Jump: Vintage Jazz Classics by Buck Clayton, Freddie Green & Harry "Sweets" Edison
When the Blues Come On on The chase Is on and Taylor's Tenors by Paul Quinchette & Charlie Rouse

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Mosaic SelectAl Cohn, Joe Newman & Freddie Green2007Album
King Of Rhythm SessionFreddie Green1996Compil.
Natural RhythmFreddie Green1987Compil.
Snooky & Marshal's AlbumSnooky Young / Marshall Royal / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louis Bellson Special Guest Scatman Crothers1978Album
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 Green1956Album
Opus In SwingFrank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke, Crossroads Music1956Album
Mr. RhythmFreddie Green1956Single
Mr. RhythmFreddie Green1956Single
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