Chicago electric guitarist George Freeman was a quintessential sideman when backing bands led by Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Gene Ammons, and Shirley Scott. This is his debut recording, done in the height of the soul-jazz era circa 1969, featuring his famed brother Von Freeman on tenor sax for four tracks, drummer Billy Mitchell throughout, and either Sonny Burke or Robert Pierce on the Hammond B-3 organ. At times Freeman's sound traces to no single individual source, though it is steeped in Chi-Town blues and a progressive stance that is apart from the Wes Montgomery/George Benson school of the day.
Compilation edition published in 2001 by pianist Felipe Campuzano. This is an album consisting of 4 CD 's. This entire 'Limited Edition' includes the three works created so far by the teacher within his musical project 'spiritual Andalucía', dedicated to Cadiz, Seville and Jaen, with his work for'Unforgettable Melodies'. In the first two numbers CDs Cadiz and Seville are integrated. And here come some of its major themes, 'The Tempul', 'La Caleta' or the classic of 'Salinas' along a others as' Dawn of bell ringers','Alley of the Inquisition' or 'soul Sevillanas'. The spirit of the southern lands of Spain blooming in earnest and dreamy piano Campuzano. In CDs, Nº 3 and 4, the numbers of Jaén and 'Unforgettable Melodies' are integrated. In the first we can enjoy big issues from the Flemish dynamic 'Frantoio' to Fantasy and the feeling of' Night of olive'. In CD nº 4 personal piano versions of major themes of Spanish song, like 'Green Eyes', 'María de la O' or 'Tattoo' and others are collected.
Drummer Barrett Deems is listed as the leader of this septet set but the real star is the great swing clarinetist Chuck Hedges. Jamming in a septet also including vibraphonist Don DeMichael (who was better-known as a jazz journalist), Bob Roberts on solo guitar, rhythm guitarist John Defauw, pianist Steve Behr, and bassist Wilson McKindra, Hedges and Deems perform eight vintage swing and Dixieland tunes in spirited fashion. Highlights include "Deed I Do," "Shine," "After You've Gone," and "Get Happy."