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Fred Anderson: Staying in the Game

Read "Staying in the Game" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Fred Anderson, grande vecchio del jazz chicagoano, voce epica di quella scena, non ha mai lasciato Chicago. Si è anzi prodigato per aprire nella città spazi indipendenti, dove si potesse portare e far vivere la musica improvvisata. Il Birdhouse, da lui fondato nel '77, durò ben poco, a causa di un vicinato ostile all'iniziativa. Nel 1982, il Velvet ...

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Fred Anderson: Staying in the Game

Read "Staying in the Game" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson, one of the founding members of the Associateion for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) has a spotty recording output. This creative force in free jazz has made amends over the last five years with strong CDs including Timeless: Live at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark, 2006), Back Together Again (Thrill Jockey, 2004) ...

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Fred Anderson: Staying in the Game

Read "Staying in the Game" reviewed by Lyn Horton

Bassist Harrison Bankhead and drummer Tim Daisy open with a rhythmic standard for tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson in Staying In The Game. An innate sense of melody springs from Anderson, a pure-tone player if there ever was one. But even more noteworthy is the ease with which Anderson improvises on one set of phrases.

“Sunday Afternoon" ...

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Fred Anderson: Staying in the Game

Read "Staying in the Game" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Of all the tenor saxophonists still making music today, Fred Anderson--like Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and, at times, Wayne Shorter--still has the ability to get under the skin. Anderson's tone is so warm and rich and sensuous that when he sounds a note, it echoes under the body's largest organ, and not necessarily inside the head. ...

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Fred Anderson: Staying in the Game

Read "Staying in the Game" reviewed by Henry Smith

Tenor saxophone veteran Fred Anderson has remained a fixture on the free jazz scene since his co-founding of the AACM. Seemingly never inactive, Anderson follows up the critically acclaimed quintet album From the River to the Ocean (Thrill Jockey, 2007) with a more intimate trio outing. Featuring the previous album's bassist, Harrison Bankhead, alongside drummer Tim ...