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Album Review

Chuck Anderson: Spontaneity

Read "Spontaneity" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


For those who don't know, Chuck Anderson is a jazz guitarist, composer, and educator based in the Philadelphia area for many years. He studied with Dennis Sandole, went on to be the staff guitarist at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ followed by a tour of duty at the Valley Forge Music Fair in Devon, PA. Anderson has worked with Nancy Wilson, Sammy Davis Jr., Michel Legrand, Billy Eckstine, Jack Jones, Anthony Newley, Peggy Lee, and Bobby Darin to ...

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Album Review

Chuck Anderson: Dominos

Read "Dominos" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


This noteworthy album by Chuck Anderson, one of our finest guitarists, was composed and recorded in the midst of the pandemic but with no mention of it in the liner notes, so you can draw your own conclusions as to whether the “dominos" in the title bear any relation to the “falling dominos" of all the troubling things that are happening these days. In the past, Anderson himself had undergone two recoveries from major medical conditions that disrupted ...

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Album Review

Chuck Anderson: Original Jazz Works

Read "Original Jazz Works" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Philadelphia boasts three legendary guitarists--Pat Martino, Jimmy Bruno, and Chuck Anderson--who belong on anyone's “profiles in courage" list. Each has made heroic recoveries from disabling medical conditions, recovering their chops and playing better than ever. Anderson, who some time ago recovered from debilitating sleep apnea, and after recently suffering a massive coronary and spending two weeks in an ICU, has made a full recovery, and is doing welcome-back gigs with his trio around the Delaware Valley. In case you don't ...

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Live Review

The Chuck Anderson Trio at St. George's

Read "The Chuck Anderson Trio at St. George's" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim


The Chuck Anderson Trio St. George's Recovery Concert Ardmore, PA May 10, 2019 In his first concert in more than a year, Chuck Anderson returned to the stage at St. George's in Ardmore, PA. After a long illness, Anderson's heavily publicized “Recovery Concert" filled the venue with fans of live jazz guitar of all ages. Accompanied by Ed Rick and Eric Schreiber, the modern incarnation of the original Chuck Anderson Trio, Anderson's audience friendly, ...

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Live Review

The Chuck Anderson Trio featuring Coreen at The Media Jazz Festival

Read "The Chuck Anderson Trio featuring  Coreen at The Media Jazz Festival" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim


The Chuck Anderson Trio featuring Jazz Vocalist Coreen Media Jazz Festival Media, PA November 21 2015 At the 13th annual Media Jazz Festival, the Chuck Anderson Trio made their fourth appearance since 2007, but this time with a new component to the show: the trio was joined by featured jazz vocalist Coreen.   The Trio of Chuck Anderson, drummer Ed Rick and bassist Eric Schreiber played familiar and original tunes, with standards that are especially ...

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Book Review

Chuck Anderson: My Life in Music

Read "Chuck Anderson: My Life in Music" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


My Life in Music Chuck Anderson 180 PagesISBN: #9781483440804 Lulu 2015 Chuck Anderson is not your ordinary jazz musician, and this book is not a typical biography of an entertainer or jazz artist. Anderson is a consummate master of the guitar in jazz, classical, and world music idioms, a composer, performer in diverse settings, educator, and leader of his own working trio. The book is not the typical reminiscence of hard times, ...

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Interview

Rich Keith: Pure Jazz Radio

Read "Rich Keith: Pure Jazz Radio" reviewed by Chuck Anderson


As a jazz performer with a career spanning decades, I've seen the music industry and jazz scene continually evolve, embracing radio, television, the internet, and beyond to grow and interact with the audience. Rich Keith, part time on-air host at WBGO and, since 2009, owner and general manager of Pure Jazz Radio, is a champion of jazz. Keith has been on the radio in the New York Metropolitan Area since 1977, most of that time featuring jazz and songs ...


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