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Jazz Guitar Legend

Freddie Green

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Biography

Born: April 1, 1911 in Charleston, SC

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

Freddie Green was known throughout his long career as the definitive rhythm guitarist. He rarely soloed (briefly on a few records early on), he stuck to acoustic guitar, and was often more felt than heard. Although he had originally played banjo, Green was playing guitar in New York in early 1937 when producer John Hammond heard him and immediately recommended him to Count Basie. A quick audition and Green had the job, forming a classic rhythm section with Basie, Walter Page, and Jo Jones. After...
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Jazz Guitar Legend, Freddie Green
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Oct 01, 2011

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