Chicago native saxophonist Chico Freeman has spent the last decade being a citizen of the world. Now back in New York City as his home base, he’s taken to the road to promote his latest recording, “Spoken Into Existence.” We were delighted to welcome Freeman to Seattle, along with bassist Kenny Davis, Luke Carlos O’Reilly at the piano and Michael Baker on drums.
Legendary drummer Elvin Jones was a good friend and mentor to Freeman, and the first tune played on this session, “Elvin” is a tribute to Mr. Jones and a showcase for drummer Michael Baker.
“Erica’s Reverie” was written for one of Freeman’s five daughters.
The session ended with the upbeat “Latina Bonita.”