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Freddie Green
Birth: Mar. 31, 1911
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1987
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA

Musician. Born Frederick William Green, he was a swing jazz guitarist noted for his sophisticated rhythm big band guitar style. In 1937, Count Basie went to one of Green's gigs and was an immediate fan. He offered him a job, Green excepted and for the next fifty years he was a pivotal fixture of the Count Basie Band. His guitar technique was to play only certain notes of each chord which gave a chunky rhythm sound without creating unnecessary harmonic presence to interfere with notes sounded by other members of the orchestra. He also performed and recorded with artist Benny Goodmen, Duke Ellington, Fats Walker and Harry James. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Pinelawn Memorial Park
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Nino Frasio
Record added: Feb 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7192457
Freddie Green
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Freddie Green
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Freddie Green
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