Russ Freeman

Real Name:
Russell Donald Freeman
Profile:
Bop / Cool Jazz pianist
sometimes credited as producer (World Pacific)

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 mainly 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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Russ Freeman Discography Tracks

Albums

MG 9027 Russ Freeman - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 2 album art Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss* / Al Killian / Wild Bill Moore* / Gene Montgomery / Hamp Hawes*, Russ Freeman, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss* / Al Killian / Wild Bill Moore* / Gene Montgomery / Hamp Hawes*, Russ Freeman, Ken Kennedy (6), LeRoy Gray* - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 2(10", Album) Savoy Records MG 9027 US 1952 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman album art Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (Album, Comp) Pacific Jazz Records, Pacific Jazz Records UK 1953 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman album art Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman - Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman (Album) Contemporary Records US 1955 Sell This Version
STLP 310 Russ Freeman - George Wein Presents album art Serge Chaloff ,and Boots Mussulli featuring Russ Freeman Serge Chaloff ,and Boots Mussulli featuring Russ Freeman - George Wein Presents(10", Mono) Storyville (3) STLP 310 US 1955 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - Trio album art Russ Freeman / Richard Twardzik* Russ Freeman / Richard Twardzik* - Trio (Comp, Album) Pacific Jazz Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - Double Play! album art André Previn & Russ Freeman André Previn & Russ Freeman - Double Play! (Album) Contemporary Records US 1957 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - Mucho Calor (Much Heat) album art Conte Candoli, Jack Costanza*, Chuck Flores, Russ Freeman, Mike Pacheko*, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Ben Tucker Conte Candoli, Jack Costanza*, Chuck Flores, Russ Freeman, Mike Pacheko*, Art Pepper, Bill Perkins, Ben Tucker - Mucho Calor (Much Heat) (Album, Comp) Andex US 1958 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - More Drums On Fire! album art Sonny Payne, Mel Lewis, Benny Barth, Armando Peraza, Ray Mosca With Freddie Gambrell, The Mastersounds, Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman Sonny Payne, Mel Lewis, Benny Barth, Armando Peraza, Ray Mosca With Freddie Gambrell, The Mastersounds, Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman - More Drums On Fire! World Pacific Records US 1959 Sell This Version
LPM 2089 Russ Freeman - The Swingers album art Lambert, Hendricks & Ross With Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, Freddie Green, Jim Hall, Ed Jones (4) & Sonny Payne Lambert, Hendricks & Ross With Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, Freddie Green, Jim Hall, Ed Jones (4) & Sonny Payne - The Swingers(LP, Album) Music LPM 2089 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - One On One album art Russ Freeman & Shelly Manne Russ Freeman & Shelly Manne - One On One (Album) Atlas Record (2) Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - Happy Session album art Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Featuring Andre Previn* And Russ Freeman Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Featuring Andre Previn* And Russ Freeman - Happy Session (Album) Columbia, CBS, CBS UK 1959 Sell This Version
MG 9031 Russ Freeman - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 3 album art Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss* / Al Killian / Barney Kessell* / Russ Freeman / Ken Kennedy (6) Wardell Gray / Sonny Kriss* / Al Killian / Barney Kessell* / Russ Freeman / Ken Kennedy (6) - Hollywood Jazz Session - Vol. 3(10", Album) Savoy Records MG 9031 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EP4-33 Russ Freeman -  I Wish I Knew, Daybreak / Grey December, Just Friends album art Chet Baker, Bud Shank, Russ Freeman Chet Baker, Bud Shank, Russ Freeman - I Wish I Knew, Daybreak / Grey December, Just Friends(7") Pacific Jazz Records EP4-33 US 1955 Sell This Version
GRZ-5134 David Benoit & Russ Freeman David Benoit & Russ Freeman - After The Love Has Gone(CD, Single) GRP Records, Inc. GRZ-5134 US 1994 Sell This Version
EP 412, EP-412 Russ Freeman - Serge & Boots Plays The Fable Of Mabel album art Serge* And Boots* Featuring Russ Freeman Serge* And Boots* Featuring Russ Freeman - Serge & Boots Plays The Fable Of Mabel(7", EP, Red) Storyville (3), Storyville (3) EP 412, EP-412 US Unknown Sell This Version
EP4-9 Russ Freeman - Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman album art Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman(7", EP) Pacific Jazz Records EP4-9 US Unknown Sell This Version
EP4-14 Russ Freeman - The Chet Baker Quartet album art Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - The Chet Baker Quartet(7", EP) Pacific Jazz Records EP4-14 US Unknown Sell This Version
EP 413, EP-413 Russ Freeman - Serge & Boots Plays The Fable Of Mabel album art Serge* And Boots* Featuring Russ Freeman Serge* And Boots* Featuring Russ Freeman - Serge & Boots Plays The Fable Of Mabel(7", EP, Red) Storyville (3), Storyville (3) EP 413, EP-413 US Unknown Sell This Version
FL 3000 Russ Freeman - Whispering / Stereo Stomp album art Benny Goodman Quintet* Featuring: Russ Freeman, André Previn And Shelly Manne Benny Goodman Quintet* Featuring: Russ Freeman, André Previn And Shelly Manne - Whispering / Stereo Stomp(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings FL 3000 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
EP4-8 Russ Freeman - Chet Baker Plays The Compositions Of Russ Freeman album art Chet Baker, Russ Freeman, Chet Baker Quartet Chet Baker, Russ Freeman, Chet Baker Quartet - Chet Baker Plays The Compositions Of Russ Freeman(7", EP, Mono) Pacific Jazz Records EP4-8 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

K18P-9259 Russ Freeman - Cool Baker Vol. 1 album art Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - Cool Baker Vol. 1(LP, Comp, Mono) Pacific Jazz K18P-9259 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
K18P-9260 Russ Freeman - Cool Baker Vol. 2 album art Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - Cool Baker Vol. 2(LP, Comp, Mono) Pacific Jazz K18P-9260 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings Of The Chet Baker Quartet With Russ Freeman  album art The Chet Baker Quartet* With Russ Freeman The Chet Baker Quartet* With Russ Freeman - The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings Of The Chet Baker Quartet With Russ Freeman (Album, Comp) Mosaic Records (2) US 1985 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings Of The Chet Baker Quartet With Russ Freeman album art The Chet Baker Quartet* With Russ Freeman The Chet Baker Quartet* With Russ Freeman - The Complete Pacific Jazz Studio Recordings Of The Chet Baker Quartet With Russ Freeman (Album, Comp) Mosaic Records (2) US 1987 Sell This Version
Richard Twardzik* & Russ Freeman Richard Twardzik* & Russ Freeman - The Richard Twardzik & Russ Freeman Trios (Comp, Album) EMI USA US 1989 Sell This Version

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