Watch the Freddie Free online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Lab: Blues Soloing
Freddie Free is a slow tempo jam that boasts all kinds of phrasing built around the very obvious comp rhythm heard in the backing tracks. If you're Miles-Davis-aware you probably already know the origin of these changes. For those of criminally in the unknown the tune from which these changes were borrowed is Freddie the Freeloader from the Miles Davis game-changing album, Kind Of Blue. Don't have that one? Stop, drop and beg for mercy at the foot of whatever Guitar God you worship. Then, get the album and chill with some headphones and prepare to evolve a bit.