Freddie Green

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Birthday
31, 1911
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Dec 1, 1987 (76)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1911
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Dec 1, 1987 (76)

About

Swing and jazz guitarist who was a member of the All-American Rhythm Section in Count Basie's Orchestra.

Before Fame

His first instrument was the banjo.

Trivia

He believed the guitar was not a stand alone instrument and that it should sound as if it was part of the drums.

Family Life

His family was musical and he was exposed to the industry at an early age.

Associated With

In Benny Goodman's big band, Green collaborated with musicians who were members of Duke Ellington's band.