Get Your Freek On
Freek Johnson is a bunch of really cool guys who just happen to be among the very best musicians I've ever had the privelege to associate with in my life. Guitarist Marco Villarreal and bassist Denis (Buddy) Pearson were two of my good friends when we were all teenagers just starting out in the music scene. I took lessons from pianist Waz for awhile and he still tunes and maintains our piano. And drummer Bill Romer used to live just down the street from me, in my brother's God parents' old house. Buddy even wrote an article for their old web page titled The Gravity of Aaron Yakovetz explaining the origins of the band and my very tangential involvement. I can't find that page now, I wish I had saved a copy.

The Freek don't play too much together as a group anymore, but all of the guys are consistently gigging solo or with other groups throughout The Region. I ran into Marco recently and he told me that they were on YouTube. So without further ado, please enjoy Freek Johnson performing John Coltrane's Impressions. And as always, check it out on the big player on My Music Video page.