Earl Lavon Freeman, recipient of the NEA Jazz Master award for 2012, recorded this music during a marathon session in 1975. That amazing session also yielded the date called "Serenade & Blues". Von told historian Terry Martin "Now the thing we did with Chuck to me was a miracle because he just let me do it my way and I have never been in the studio and seen a man so relaxed...and I'm generally a very relaxed man. I must have been the most nervous man in there." This reissue adds "Boomerang", a Freeman composition to the original LP release.