Chico Freeman, the multi-reedman, keyboard artist, composer and producer embodies the intent of jazz by finding new avenues of expression that embrace the heritage and tradition of the music. Many critics have compared him to the greats in jazz history, but the proof, beyond arguable opinion, is in the fact that he has played and recorded with some of the most innovative musicians in the world.
Chico Freeman’s musical journey has been one akin to that of an alchemist, providing the Midas touch to not only his projects, but also helping to create gold for others within the jazz, rhythm & blues, pop and world music musical realms. He is currently co-producing a new cd with Jan Pulsford for Estelle Kokot, a wonderful South African born vocalist. He is also touring with “The Chico Freeman 4tet, “The Elvin Jones Project” and the group “Squeezeband”.