George Freeman

At Long Last George

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This well-rounded set by veteran bop guitarist George Freeman has plenty of variety. Freeman is joined by organist Lloyd Wilson, drummer Curtis Prince and percussionist Kevin Patrick on all nine of the selections, trumpeter Maurice Brown is on two and George's brother tenor-saxophonist Von Freeman pops up on three (including "Keep Swinging Brothers" which has both horns). Rene Marie does a good job of singing "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and Kurt Elling sings "At Long Last Love" and "Sugar." The music includes both high-quality hard bop and soul jazz playing and the leader is in top form throughout. Easily recommended.

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