David Freeman

David Freeman

David presents Jazz FM’s Blues and Boogie programme on Sunday evenings between 5pm and 7pm.

David has to be one of the biggest Blues fans in the world but also loves jazz – he says it is special “because at its non-formulaic best it is always surprising. Good jazz never makes sense if it is merely heard – you have to listen.” 

He describes how he believes there isn’t one greatest album of all time because music “depends on so many variables: mood, location, company… so many contributing factors. There are so many recordings that are enjoyable it’s impossible to pick just one. It’s like singling out one of your children and declaring that one to be the greatest.”  

David’s appreciation for music is reflected in what he describes as the most memorable gig: “four years ago I was in a rooftop bar in the Moroccan town of Essaouira listening to a local band improvising on local goatskin instruments underpinned by a bass player and a full drum kit. They weren’t playing for the money but for the sheer joy of it – or so it appeared. I was transfixed. This was real creativity and that is what made it exciting.”



Coming up on the 20th April

There are so many numbers to be found in the blues: “25 Miles” - Roy Buchanan, “32-20 Blues” - Eric Clapton...

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Coming up on the 13th April

Brooks Williams - a superb singer-songwriter from Statesboro, Georgia will be David’s guest on Sunday

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Coming up on the 6th April

looking at the career of Ry Cooder... new music from Mark Harrison...plus Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter...

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