The Complete Bud Freeman contains five Freeman originals and Bud’s treatments of seven great standards. These selections give us the essential Bud Freeman: inventive music with strong emotional appeal; improvisation that is individual, tasteful, and memorable. The technique is faultless, but the true value is the original music Bud makes. And right there is the point: Bud is an original – a land mark in the story of jazz.
Notably, this session, produced by Bill Borden, Steve Marvin for Monmouth-Evergreen Records in December of 1969, recorded at the famous A&R Recording studios in NYC by Phil Ramone & Dave Sanders and mixed by David Greene, finds Freeman in the prime of his over 40-year recording career.
GHB Jazz Foundation acquired Monmouth-Evergreen Records in 1983 and has been dedicated to making historically significant recordings such as this one available to jazz enthusiasts around the world.