This show was 3rd in the global vinyl only chart, 4th in the global radioshow chart, 6th in the global groove chart, 6th in the global eclectic chart and 25th in the global jazz chart.
Chico Freeman (born Earl Lavon Freeman Jr.; July 17, 1949) is a modern jazz tenor saxophonist and trumpeter and son of jazz saxophonist Von Freeman. Freeman was introduced to the trumpet by his brother Everett, he began playing, inspired by artists such as Miles Davis. After practicing eight to ten hours per day and trying out for the saxophone section, Freeman quickly changed his major to music, and graduated in 1972. By that time he was proficient in saxophone, trumpet, and piano. 1976 saw the release of Freeman's first album as lead musician, Morning Prayer. The next year he moved to New York City, and widened his musical influences. He came to prominence in the late 1970s as part of a movement including Wynton Marsalis of modern players steeped in the traditions of jazz, recording for independent labels like India Navigation and Contemporary Records.
This mix was made for International Jazz Day 2019 and broadcast on www.nessradio.com