Personalities | Fred Anderson Jr. | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Tenor saxophone, b. 1929)
Admired by post-1960s Chicago improvisers as a founding member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson’s reputation spread after his first trip to Europe in 1977, but he was very sparsely recorded until the 1990s. Since then his huge tone and gutsy, freely associative statements have been captured on numerous albums, and his music club, the Velvet Lounge, has become an internationally renowned venue.
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