This recording is of uncertain lineage, I suspect it's a very good audience recording.
For those people not familiar with Freeman's work, he is the son of Von Freeman, 1940's bebopper. Chico's style embraces all forms of jazz from mainstream to free. He has played with just about every big name in the business, from Dizzie Gillespie to Lester Bowie, and led his own bands for the past 25 years or so. Interestingly, I saw that he did a performance at the 2006 Brecon Jazz Festival in a sextet led by British altoist Pete King, and included Alan Skidmore, in
an Elvin Jones tribute concert (that would have been worth seeing !). For non-Brits, the Brecon festival takes place each October in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales, and is one of the key events on the British jazz calendar. I suspect participants turn the gig into a bit of a holiday.
On this outing, he is accompanied by a trumpeter, Wallace Roney who featured in Tony Williams's band during the 1980s and has since led a number of his own bands. Jay Hoggard is a name I didn't know, but likewise has recorded with lots of other people, including a duo with Anthony Braxton.
This posting consists of just over half of the total concert. As this on it's own is over an hours playtime, I thought it sufficient to digest at once. I have the remainder of the concert, which I will upload at a later date if there is enough interest.
Chico Freeman Quintet
Chico Freeman ts,ss, fl
Jay Hoggard vibes
Wallace Roney tp
Cecil McBee b
Ronnie Burrage dr
1) 19:20 Each One, Teach One (Ch. Freeman)
2) 25:15 Wilpan´s Walk (C. McBee)
3) 22:45 My One And Only Love
VBR link in comments. I have a flac version which I will post if there is interest.