8/18/2012 Collective Eye


The Collective Eye honors Earle LaVon Freeman, "Vonski" in honor of his contributions to America's music - JAZZ! Vonski "walked on" on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Von was awarded the highest national honor in jazz, the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Award in 2012. In June 2010, the University of Chicago awarded Freeman the Rosenberger Medal to "recognize achievement through research, in authorship, in invention, for discovery, for unusual public service or for anything deemed to be on great benefit to humanity." Von was also one of the early  recipicients of the Arts Midwest Jazz Master Award, along with John Young and J.J. Johnson, in 1991. Check out the NEA video tribute to Vonski at here; and a look at particular jazz moments in Von's life on this site

Playlist Tracks: 
Abbey Lincoln - Music Is The Magic
Album: Devil's Got Your Tongueq; Label: Verve
Von Freeman - Walkin' Tuff
Album: Walkin' Tuff; Label: Southport
Von Freeman - Bye Bye Blackbird
Album: Live At The Dakota; Label: Premonition
Von Freeman's 75th Birthday - Comes Love
Album: Freeman's 75th Birthday Celebration: Live At The Blue Note; Label: Platinum Entertainment
Von Freeman - Doin' It Right Now
Album: Doin' It Right Now; Label: Koch Jazz
Von Freeman - In My Solitude
Album: Never Let Me go; Label: SteepleChase Prodcutions
Von Freeman - Nature Boy
Album: Walkin' Tuff; Label: Southport
Fire With Von Freeman - Mode For Von
Album: Fire With Von Freeman; Label: Southport
Von Freeman - Violets For Your Furs
Album: The Great Divide; Label: Premonition
Air Date: 
August 18, 2012