Tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman was a member of a group of young White Chicago Jazz musicians known as the Austin High School Gang. This group consisted of Jimmy McPartland and his brother Dick McPartland, Frank Teschemacher, Eddie Condon, Dave Tough, Jim Lanigan and Joe Sullivan. He recorded with McKenzie-Condon Chicagoans in 1927 and then moved to New York with Ben Pollack. In New York he proved to be a sought after session musician and recorded with Bix Beiderbecke and his Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael and his Orchestra and Joe Venuti's Blue Four, as well as working with various bandleaders including Red Nichols, the Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra and with Zez Confrey. In 1936 he played with Tommy Dorsey and he joined the Benny Goodman Orchestra in 1938, but left with in a year. During World War II he led a service band. After the war played regularly with Eddie Condon, as well as fronting his own bands and recording for the rest of his life.

Bud Freeman and his Orchestra Bud Freeman and his Windy City Five
Bud Freeman Trio Bud Freeman and his Gang
Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra Bud Freeman and his Famous Chicagoans
Crazeology: The Autobiography of a Chicago Jazzman by Bud Freeman as told to Robert Wolf, University of Illinois Press, 1989
You Don't Look Like A Musician by Bud Freeman, Balamp Publishers 1974