Freddie Green

Real Name:
Frederick William Green
Profile:
American swing and bop jazz guitarist.
Born: March 31, 1911 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Died: March 01, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

From 1937 until his death in 1987, aged seventy-five, Freddie Green occupied the rhythm guitar chair in various ensembles led by pianist Count Basie, backing celebrated players such as saxophonist Lester Young, clarinetist Benny Goodman, and vocalist Billie Holiday, to name a few.

?When he played with Count Basie, everyone knew that Freddie Green was half the orchestra on his own, the man who helped the band breathe. He was the "working lung", and as an accompanist he played "four-to-the-bar" like nobody else. The secret of his swinging lightness lay in the fact that he didn't play all the strings, merely three or four of them.? [Philippe Baudoin]
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In Groups:
Al Cohn And His Orchestra, Al Cohn's Natural Seven, Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy, Basie's Bad Boys, Benny Goodman Jam Session, Benny Goodman Septet, Billie Holiday And Her Lads Of Joy, Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra, Buck Clayton With His All-Stars, Buddy Rich All Stars, Buddy Rich Ensemble, Charlie Parker Big Band, Charlie Parker With Strings, Count Basie And His All-American Rhythm Section, Count Basie And His Kansas City Five, Count Basie And The Kansas City Seven, Count Basie Big Band, Count Basie Combo, Count Basie Octet, Count Basie Orchestra, Count Basie Quintet, Count Basie Sextet, Count Basie, His Instrumentalists And Rhythm, Dickie Wells And His Orchestra, Frank Newton And His Orchestra, Freddie Green And His Orchestra, Freddie Green And The Kansas City Seven, Gene Roland Sextet, George Treadwell And His All Stars, George Williams And His Orchestra, Gerry Mulligan And The Sax Section, Gerry Mulligan Octet, Glenn Hardman And His Hammond Five, Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra, Joe Newman Octet, Joe Sullivan And His Café Society Orchestra, Kansas City Five, Kansas City Six, Karl George Octet, Larry Sonn Orchestra, Lester Young Quintet, Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra, Metronome All Stars, Mildred Bailey And Her Orchestra, New York Stars, Paul Quinichette And His Swingtette, Paul Quinichette Quintet, Paul Quinichette Sextet, Pee Wee Russell Rhythmakers, Quincy Jones And His Orchestra, Ruby Braff's All-Stars, Seldon Powell Sextet, Sir Charles Thompson Quartet, Teddy Stewart Orchestra, Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra, The Butch Miles Octet, The Count Basie Quartet, The Ernie Wilkins Orchestra, The Jazz Giants '56, The Joe Newman Septet, The Kansas City Seven, The Nat Pierce Orchestra, The Prestige All Stars, The Urbie Green Octet, Woody Herman And His Orchestra, Woody Herman And The Swingin' Herd, Zoot Sims - Bob Brookmeyer Octet
Variations:

Albums

EPB-1210 Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm album art Freddie Green Mr. Rhythm (Album) RCA Victor EPB-1210 US 1956 Sell This Version
MG 12085, MG-12085 Freddie Green - Opus In Swing album art Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Kenny Clarke - Opus In Swing (Album) Savoy Records, Savoy Records MG 12085, MG-12085 US 1956 Sell This Version
MG 12095 Freddie Green - Jazz For Playboys album art Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson Frank Wess, Kenny Burrell, Joe Newman, Freddie Green, Eddie Jones, Ed Thigpen, Gus Johnson - Jazz For Playboys (Album) Savoy Records MG 12095 US 1957 Sell This Version
PRST 7147 Freddie Green - Basie Reunion album art Paul Quinichette / Buck Clayton / Shad Collins / Jack Washington / Freddie Greene* / Eddie Jones / Jo Jones / Nat Pierce Paul Quinichette / Buck Clayton / Shad Collins / Jack Washington / Freddie Greene* / Eddie Jones / Jo Jones / Nat Pierce - Basie Reunion (Album) Prestige PRST 7147 US 1958 Sell This Version
LPM 2089 Freddie Green - The Swingers album art Lambert, Hendricks & Ross With Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, Freddie Green, Jim Hall, Ed Jones (4) & Sonny Payne Lambert, Hendricks & Ross With Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, Freddie Green, Jim Hall, Ed Jones (4) & Sonny Payne - The Swingers(LP, Album) Music LPM 2089 Italy 1959 Sell This Version
SV 2036, SVLP 2036 Freddie Green - For Basie album art Paul Quinichette, Jo Jones, Shad Collins, Nat Pierce, Walter Page, Freddie Green Paul Quinichette, Jo Jones, Shad Collins, Nat Pierce, Walter Page, Freddie Green - For Basie (Album) Prestige Swingville, Prestige Swingville SV 2036, SVLP 2036 US 1963 Sell This Version
MV 2511 Freddie Green - The Jazz Giants '56 album art Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Freddie Green, Gene Ramey Lester Young, Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, Vic Dickenson, Jo Jones, Freddie Green, Gene Ramey - The Jazz Giants '56 (Album) Verve Records MV 2511 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
ICJ-80078 Freddie Green - Rhythm Willie album art Herb Ellis And Freddie Green Herb Ellis And Freddie Green - Rhythm Willie (Album) Concord Jazz ICJ-80078 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
CJ-55-C Freddie Green - Snooky & Marshal's Album album art Snooky Young / Marshal Royal* / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louie Bellson* Special Guest Scat Man Crothers* Snooky Young / Marshal Royal* / Freddie Green / Ross Tompkins / Ray Brown / Louie Bellson* Special Guest Scat Man Crothers* - Snooky & Marshal's Album (Album) Concord Jazz CJ-55-C US 1978 Sell This Version
31-761 Freddie Green - Swing Reunion album art Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Louis Bellson, Remo Palmieri, George Duvivier, Freddie Green Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Red Norvo, Louis Bellson, Remo Palmieri, George Duvivier, Freddie Green - Swing Reunion (Album) Book-Of-The-Month Records 31-761 US 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EPC 1210-3 Freddie Green -  Mr. Rhythm  album art Freddie Green Mr. Rhythm (EP) RCA Victor EPC 1210-3 Sweden 1956 Sell This Version
EPC-1210-1 Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm album art Freddie Green Mr. Rhythm(7", EP, Mono) RCA EPC-1210-1 Germany 1956 Sell This Version
EPC-1210-2 Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm album art Freddie Green Mr. Rhythm(7", EP, Mono) RCA EPC-1210-2 Germany 1956 Sell This Version
75.391 Freddie Green - Up In The Blues   album art Freddie Green Up In The Blues RCA 75.391 France 1958 Sell This Version
MEP 429 Freddie Green - For Basie album art Paul Quinichette, Shad Collins, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones, Nat Pierce Paul Quinichette, Shad Collins, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones, Nat Pierce - For Basie(7", EP, Mono) Metronome MEP 429 Sweden 1958 Sell This Version
G2JH-2398 Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm album art Freddie Green Mr. Rhythm(7") RCA G2JH-2398 Norway Unknown Sell This Version
G2JH-2400 Freddie Green - Mr. Rhythm album art Freddie Green Mr. Rhythm(7") RCA G2JH-2400 Norway Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

G-444 Freddie Green - Giants Of Jazz, Vol. II album art Lester Young, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Freddie Greene*, Gene Ramey, Jo Jones Lester Young, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Freddie Greene*, Gene Ramey, Jo Jones - Giants Of Jazz, Vol. II(LP, Comp) American Recording Society G-444 US 1957 Sell This Version
6.24057 AG Freddie Green - Kansas City Six And Five (1938) album art Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Eddie Durham, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Eddie Durham, Freddie Green, Walter Page, Jo Jones - Kansas City Six And Five (1938)(LP, Comp, Mono) London Records 6.24057 AG Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0081.132 Freddie Green - Basie Reunions album art Buck Clayton / Shad Collins / Freddie Greene* / Eddie Jones / Jo Jones / Walter Page / Nat Pierce / Paul Quinichette / Jack Washington Buck Clayton / Shad Collins / Freddie Greene* / Eddie Jones / Jo Jones / Walter Page / Nat Pierce / Paul Quinichette / Jack Washington - Basie Reunions (Album) Prestige 0081.132 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
6465-2-RB Freddie Green - Natural Rhythm album art Freddie Green, Al Cohn Freddie Green, Al Cohn - Natural Rhythm(CD, Comp, RM) Bluebird (3) 6465-2-RB US 1987 Sell This Version
CD 53254 Freddie Green - King Of Rhythm Session album art Freddie Green King Of Rhythm Session(CD, Comp) Giants Of Jazz CD 53254 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
FSR-CD 430 Freddie Green - Kansas City Sounds album art Bob Brookmeyer Septet And Octet* Featuring Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Harry Edison, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones, Jim Hall, Freddie Green, Nat Pierce Bob Brookmeyer Septet And Octet* Featuring Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Harry Edison, Paul Quinichette, Hank Jones, Jim Hall, Freddie Green, Nat Pierce - Kansas City Sounds(CD, Album, Comp) Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 430 Spain 2007 Sell This Version
MS-027 Freddie Green - Mosaic Select album art Al Cohn , Joe Newman & Freddie Green Al Cohn , Joe Newman & Freddie Green - Mosaic Select(Box, Comp, Ltd + 3xCD) Mosaic Records (2) MS-027 US 2007 Sell This Version