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Freeman, Von

LC control no.n 85106033
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Personal name headingFreeman, Von
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Variant(s)Freeman, Earl Lavon
Freeman, Earle Lavon
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1923-10-03
Death date2012-08-11
Place of birthChicago (Ill.)
Place of deathChicago (Ill.)
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationHorace Henderson Orchestra
Sun Ra Arkestra
Profession or occupationJazz musicians
Found inHyde Park after dark [SR] p1983: container (Von Freeman, tenor saxophone)
Von Freeman Quartet. Have no fear [SR] p1975: container (Earl Lavon Freeman; b. Chicago, Oct. 3, 1922)
Chicago tribune WWW site, Aug. 14, 2012 (in obituary published Aug. 13: Von Freeman; b. Earle Lavon Freeman, Oct. 3, 1923, Chicago, according to his birth certificate (discrepancies on his age were widespread until the Tribune located official records in 2011); d. Saturday [Aug. 11, 2012], Chicago, aged 88; Chicago tenor saxophonist)
New York times WWW site, Aug. 20, 2012 (in obituary published Aug. 18: Von Freeman; b. Earl LaVon Freeman, Oct. 3, 1923, Chicago; his given name was occasionally spelled Earle; d. Aug. 11, Chicago, aged 88)
African American National Biography, accessed January 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Freeman, Von; Earl Lavon Freeman; jazz musician, saxophonist; born 03 October 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States; attended DuSable High School in Chicago (1930's); professional working jazz musician in the Horace Henderson Band (1939); performed with brothers, guitarist George and drummer Eldridge, playing for jazz greats as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Earl Fatha Hines;(1940's-1950's); founding member of the Arkestra, groundbreaking musicians led by pianist Sun Ra (1948); considered a trailblazer in innovations from swing to bebop to avant-garde; died 11 August 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, United States)