After Dark, a Von Freeman tribute sextet, has returned to Andy’s Jazz Club every Tuesday at 9:30pm and 11:00pm for 2019. This band performs the music that most influenced Von Freeman as a youth. We do songs that formed his musical thinking according to what he told me and others and to what George Freeman tells me in our interviews. We explore compositions by Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and Charlie Parker, but with our own take. Geof Bradfield, Scott Burns, and I have all contributed arrangements for three saxophones and rhythms section. Of course, we always open each night playing one fo Von’s composition on the blues, “After Dark,” which he recorded with Andrew Hill in 1956 on the Ping label.
After Dark, at Andy’s, 11 E. Hubbard, Tuesdays at 9:30pm and 11:00pm, is:
saxes: Geof Bradfield, Scott Burns, and Rajiv Halim
Rhythm section: Dana Hall, Dennis Carroll, Mike Allemana
Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune recently wrote a nice article about us, click here.