Red Hot Chili Peppers founder Flea has taken his official Instagram account today and paid his tribute to Freddie Redd who passed away from this world.

Freddie was one of the most famous figures of the Jazz/Hard-Bop genre and he was mostly known for his composition to Jack Gelber’s play The Connection. He has completed his latest ever tour in 2013 and passed away from this world at the age of 92 yesterday.

In his latest Instagram post, Red Hot Chili Peppers star has shared his thoughts on Freddie and stated that when he was a little kid, he was in love with him by saying he’s listening to ‘The Connection’ while he’s writing those lines.

After sharing the post, almost 30K people showed their respect for Freddie, and one of the most-liked comments under the post was made by legendary Van Halen guitarist who is working with Chickenfoot these days, Sammy Hagar. He paid his tribute to Flea while praising his musical experiences.

That’s what is written in the caption of the post:

“Oh damn, the great Freddie Redd has passed away. The man was a transcendent pianist and a major figure of the hard bop era. He lived at our house for a while when I was a kid, I was in love with him, in awe of him. I’d sit and watch him practice, transfixed.

Listening to his album ‘The Connection’ right now, his deep funky solos flying through my living room, working their magic as always. Fly on Freddie you live forever. Rest In Peace.

Here is what Sammy Hagar wrote:

“I love the musical things you experienced in your youth. So many cool music experiences in your book. No wonder you’re so funky deep and funky.”

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