Russ Freeman

Russell Donald Freeman

Also known as Freeman, R. Freeman, R.Freeman, Russell Freeman, RussFreeman
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Discography of Russ Freeman:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman 25 Audio 1998 Pacific Jazz Records
2 Double Play! 9 Audio 1984
3 The Richard Twardzik & Russ Freeman Trios 15 Audio 1989 EMI USA
4 Mucho Calor (Much Heat) 10 Audio 1987
5 Trio 20 Audio 1989 Pacific Jazz Records
6 Cool Baker Vol. 1 12 Audio 1983 Pacific Jazz Records
7 Double Play! 9 Audio 2011
8 Mucho Calor (Much Heat) 10 Audio 2008 Jazz Track Records
9 Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman 8 Audio 1953 Pacific Jazz Records
10 Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman 6 Audio 1955 Contemporary Records
11 Happy Session 10 Audio 1960 Columbia
12 The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings Of The Chet Baker Quartet With Russ Freeman 33 Audio 1989 Mosaic Records (2)
13 Happy Session 10 Audio 1960 Columbia
14 Double Play! 9 Audio 1957 Contemporary Records
15 The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings Of The Chet Baker Quartet With Russ Freeman 53 Audio 1987 Mosaic Records (2)
16 Trio 13 Audio 1979
17 Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 3 2 Audio Savoy Records
18 Much Calor 10 Audio 1987
19 Trio 20 Audio 1989 Pacific Jazz Records
20 Cool Baker Vol. 2 10 Audio 1983 Pacific Jazz Records
21 Mucho Calor (Much Heat) 10 Audio 1982
22 Mucho Calor (Much Heat) 10 Audio 1958 Andex
23 Mosaic Select: The Pacific Jazz Piano Trios 51 Audio 2005 Mosaic Records (2)
24 More Drums On Fire 5 Audio 1959 World Pacific
25 Double Play! 9 Audio 1992


Bop / Cool Jazz pianist

Born: May 28, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: June 27, 2002 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Russ Freeman worked with most if not all of the major West Coast jazz names, including Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, Sonny Criss, Chet Baker, Shelly Manne, Shorty Rogers and Art Pepper. Also with Serge Chaloff (Boston, 1954), Charlie Parker (LA, 1947), and two years with Benny Goodman (1958-59). He is best known for his 1950s work with trumpeter Chet Baker and drummer Shelly Manne.

His later career was focused mainyly on session work for television and film soundtracks, and as a music director in nightclubs. He recorded again in a duet with Manne in 1982.


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