Jazz on the Tube needs you

"Back to School" fundraiser

Between our collection of 2000+ annotated videos, our podcast series (see home page for details) and our global directories of clubs, festivals and schools, Jazz on the Tube is "school" for hundreds of thousands of jazz fans worldwide.

This labor of love costs real money, about $1,500 a month in out-of-pocket expenses...

And that doesn't count the time put into sourcing videos, writing them up, creating the podcasts, and maintaining the world's biggest and most accurate database of jazz festivals, jazz clubs, jazz radio and jazz education on the Internet.

This "Back to School" season please consider becoming a Friend of Jazz on the Tube.

Support Jazz on the Tube

Thanks for all your support in all the forms it takes!

Ken, Lester, Sam and all the volunteers

Home | More Videos | About Us | Contact | Subscribe | Donate

Jazz on the Tube

The Internet's jazz video search engine


And That's That

Freddie Green

Subscribe to
Jazz on the Tube

Absolutely free
Every time we post a new video,
we'll send you a notice by e-mail.

First Name:
E-mail address:
Enter your first name and e-mail and press subscribe

Navigation:    Home    More Videos    Back    More videos like this

March 31, 1911 - March 1, 1987


"And That's That" composed by drummer Dennis Mackrel; the current director of the Count Basie Orchestra is performed here featuring guitarist Freddie Green.

Following the death of his parents Freddie Green left his home town in Charleston, South Carolina in the late 1920s moving to New York to stay with his aunt and continue school.

Still a teenager at the time he played guitar at various clubs in the city to earn money where he would be discovered by talent scout John H. Hammond.

Realizing his enormous potential Hammond introduced the young artist to Count Basie.

Basie took Green under serious consideration and attended one and his gigs in 1937 to offer him a job with his orchestra.

For the next fifty years Freddie Green remained an essential part of the Orchestra as a solid rhythm guitarist who rarely played solos.

Remembered for his dampened palm muted sound Freddie was the master of consistently maintaining a careful level of control; playing on every beat in sync with the drums as to not interfere with or overpower his band mates.

"You should never hear the guitar by itself. It should be part of the drums so it sounds like the drummer is playing chords—like the snare is in A or the hi-hat in D minor."
—Freddie Green

Please share your favorite JazzontheTube.com videos with your friends and colleagues

That's how we grow.


For more Freddie Green videos, click here

See the complete catalog of
jazz on the tube videos

About Us | Privacy Policy | Contact