Chico Freeman inherited the sense of adventure and developed the big tone of his father Von, the Chicago modern jazz tenor saxophone pioneer. He put them to creative use as one of the young Turks of the 1970s who amalgamated elements of free jazz, the bop mainstream, and New Age sensibility. By 1981, when Destiny's Dance was recorded, Freeman had forged a distinctive style and established a solid career. The music reflects conviction and passionate involvement. The sidemen include the young trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, vibraharpist Bobby Hutcherson, and Cecil McBee, whose commanding bass lines are a towering element of the album's success.
with Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Hutcherson, Dennis Moorman, Cecil McBee, Ronnie Burrage, Paulinho da Costa