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Chuck Anderson

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Chuck Anderson was born in Chicago, Ilinois on June 21st, 1947. At a young age, the family moved first to the Chicago suburb of Broadview then, to Westchester. When Chuck was 12, the Anderson family moved to Pennsylvania. He attended St. Katherine of Sienna grade school in Wayne, PA. Basketball was a passion and looked like a possible career. Devon Prep was his high school of choice. Noted more for academic excellence than for sports, Chuck nevertheless continued his involvement in basketball. His discovery of guitar was completely accidental. Once, he played his first Em chord, music went forward and basketball went backward

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Article: Book Review

Philadelphia Jazz

Read "Philadelphia Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Philadelphia Jazz Suzanne Cloud and Diane Turner 127 pages ISBN 978-1-4671-0784-6 Images of America Arcadia Publishing 2022 Philadelphia longs to be known as a jazz town, a city distinguished by its major contribution to the jazz legacy. There is a good ...

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Article: Profile

Jazz Honors The Beatles

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All About Jazz is honoring The Fab Four in the year of the 60th anniversary of the release of their first album (Please Please Me). This collective tribute was originally published in September 2009--as a living document, we'll add more quotes & stories over time (see how-to in comments section). We also compiled a companion playlist ...

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Spontaneity

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Brazilios; Gold Dust; In a Dream; Blueprint; Les Fleurs; Street Beat; Dancing on Air; Tritone Maze; Swingin'; Pentangle.

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Serendipity

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: (All originals composed while playing) Brazilios; Gold Dust; In a Dream; Blueprint; Les Fleurs; Street Beat; Dancing on Air; Tritone Maze; Swingin'; Pentangle.

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Article: 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, ...

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Dominos

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: (All Anderson originals): Domino; The Recovery Blues; Love Song for a Sad Sunday Afternoon; Mr Shady; Monet’s Waltz; Watson’s Walk; Ivory; Checkmate; Fire Frost; Soft Sands Samba; Fulcrum; Open Door.

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Article: Album Review

Chuck Anderson: Dominos

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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 ...

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Original Jazz Works

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Match Sticks; Spring Rain; Yvette; Trade Winds; Dance of the Algons; Woman Child; Blues for Chris; Eiffel Tower; VSQ; Night Hawk; Wind Mist; Jamey's House of Music; Ft Wayne Express; Phoenix Rising.

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Article: 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 ...


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