Russ Freeman

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

Albums

MG 9027 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
Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman (Comp, Album) Pacific Jazz Records UK 1953 Sell This Version
Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman - Shelly Manne & Russ Freeman (Album) Contemporary Records US 1955 Sell This Version
STLP 310 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 / Richard Twardzik* Russ Freeman / Richard Twardzik* - Trio (Album, Comp) Pacific Jazz Records US 1956 Sell This Version
André Previn & Russ Freeman André Previn & Russ Freeman - Double Play! (Album) Contemporary Records US 1957 Sell This Version
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
LPM 2089 Lambert, Hendricks & Ross With Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, Freddie Green, Jim Hall, Ed Jones & Sonny Payne Lambert, Hendricks & Ross With Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, Freddie Green, Jim Hall, Ed Jones & Sonny Payne - The Swingers(LP, Album) Music LPM 2089 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
LAE 12227 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(LP) World Pacific LAE 12227 UK 1959 Sell This Version
Russ Freeman & Shelly Manne Russ Freeman & Shelly Manne - One On One Atlas Record (2) Japan 1982 Sell This Version
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 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 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
EP4-9 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 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 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 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

Compilations

K18P-9259 Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - Cool Baker Vol. 1(LP, Comp, Mono) Pacific Jazz Records K18P-9259 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
K18P-9260 Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman - Cool Baker Vol. 2(LP, Comp, Mono) Pacific Jazz Records K18P-9260 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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
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
PJ-1249, St-774 Chet Baker, Bill Perkins, Jimmy Giuffre, Russ Freeman Chet Baker, Bill Perkins, Jimmy Giuffre, Russ Freeman - Pretty/Groovy(LP, Comp, RE, wit) World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records PJ-1249, St-774 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
MS-019 Russ Freeman, Richard Twardzik*, Jimmy Rowles, Clare Fischer Russ Freeman, Richard Twardzik*, Jimmy Rowles, Clare Fischer - Mosaic Select: The Pacific Jazz Piano Trios(Box, Comp, Ltd + 3xCD) Mosaic Records (2) MS-019 US 2005 Sell This Version

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