Serenade presents Bud Freeman Great Saxophonist and His MusicHe became one of the first great innovators on tenor sax. He played with
swing bands led by Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, but Bud Freeman was
happiest leading his own smaller, hot jazz bands. Listen to recordings
of Bud Freeman playing his compositions like âThe Eel,â? and you can
hardly believe that he had little formal musical training. Except for a
few basic lessons when he was a kid, his music education consisted of
âtotal immersionâ? in live jazz performances.