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Tenor saxophonist extraordinare, Fred Anderson was born in Monroe, Louisiana. In 1940, Fred migrated to Evanston, Illinois, and also lived for a time in Gary, Indiana. Making a living waiting tables, and installing carpet, Fred Anderson ho nned his skills on tenor. He cites his primary musical influences as Charlie Parker because of Bird's profound knowledge of the saxophone. In the early 1960's, Fred came in contact with more and more members of the soon-to-be-formed AACM. In 1964, he performed on what many to consider to be the first AACM concert which featured Fred, Billy Brimfield (trumpet), Joseph Jarman (woodwinds), Arth ur Reed (drums), Charles Clark (bass)

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Article: Book Review

Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM by Paul Steinbeck

Read "Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM by Paul Steinbeck" reviewed by Tom Spargo


Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM Paul Steinbeck 272 Pages ISBN-13: 978-0-226-82953-1University of Chicago PressHardback 2022/ Paperback 2023 Paul Steinbeck's Sound Experiments is a historical narrative and technical analysis of the music of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Steinbeck traces the chronology of this wildly creative organization from ...

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Vinny Golia, James Brandon Lewis & Eric Plaks

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The full title to veteran California free jazz saxophonist and icon Vinny Golia's latest recording is very long (Even to This Day... Music for Orchestra and Soloists Movement Two: Syncretism: For The Draw but it pales in comparison to the length of the recording: 13.5 hours plus. Golia began he project before Covid. It features solo, ...

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Fire! Orchestra, Ralph Alessi, Ron Caines & Karl Evangelista

Read "Fire! Orchestra, Ralph Alessi, Ron Caines & Karl Evangelista" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Putting this episode together was a most enjoyable time; there was so much to choose out of a whack of new releases with a few “memories" too. On the new release side, you'll hear music from The Netherlands (saxophonist Hristo Goleminov, guitarist Ella Zirina and Tale Tellers From A Timeless Tribe), English free jazz saxophonist Ron ...

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Igor Lumpert, Jane Ira Bloom, Per Zanussi & Brandon Ross

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The road through this edition of OMJ wends through some heavier territory with new recordings by Igor Lumpert's Innertextures, Norwegian bassist Per Zanussi with the Vestnorsk Jazz Ensemble, the Brandon Ross Pendulum, violin and electronics from J.A. Deane & Jason Kao Hwang, Satoko Fujii, Ivo Perelman, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago among others. Soprano saxophonist ...

Article: Book Review

Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM

Read "Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Sound Experiments—The Music of the AACM Paul Steinbeck 272 Pagine ISBN: # 978-0-226-820095 The University of Chicago Press 2022 Fondata a Chicago nel 1965 su impulso di Muhal Richard Abrams, l'AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) è giunta alla quarta generazione di musicisti e resta l'organizzazione ...

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Miles Okazaki, Fred Moten, Billy Mohler & We Free Strings

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New releases sampled come from guitarist Miles Okazaki & Trickster with the final piece of a trilogy, the unique ensemble We Free Strings, a powerful big band from Austria led by Barbara Bruckmüller, pianist Elias Stemeseder, bassist Billy Mohler's quartet, Swiss saxophonist Fabian Willmann, and poetry and free jazz from the trio of Fred Moten, Brandon ...

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Welcome To Adventure

Read "Welcome To Adventure" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


There are indeed some adventuresome artists in this edition of One Man's Jazz, although I pilfered the title for the show from the title of the Welcome To Adventure Vol. 2 by Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp, William Parker & Gérald Cleaver. So far, their first volume has been the best-selling album in the history of 577 ...

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George Freeman: Everybody Say Yeah!

Read "Everybody Say Yeah!" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It took a long time (much too long) for listeners to recognize the brilliance that was Chicago saxophonist Fred Anderson. The New York-centric jazz cognoscenti have often overlooked talent that comes from Chicago, and artists were often drawn to The Big Apple to seek the recognition they deserved. Beginning in the '90s, though, the focal point ...

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Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake, Dennis González, Clean Feed Records & Zoh Amba

Read "Fred Anderson & Hamid Drake, Dennis González, Clean Feed Records & Zoh Amba" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


I missed the original release by Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake of their From The River To The Ocean in 2007, but I'm catching up to this brilliant piece of work. The recording has been made available again on bandcamp.com. It's one of the features of this episode, as is O Life, O Light Vol. 1 ...


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