Wednesday, June 1 2011
Muhal Richard Abrams may be most widely acknowledged as a composer, but he improvises like a bat out of hell. Give him some help, and it's even more so.
Thursday, February 3 2011
June 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of successful releases and summer concerts.
Monday, May 7 2007
Monday, April 23 2007
A Chicago jazz vet surrounds himself with an eclectic mix of avant-garde musicians and post-rock types.
Thursday, July 27 2006
"We gotta keep this music goin'!"
Tuesday, April 20 2004
Back Together Again finally documents an amazing working relationship between two friends and musicians.
Tuesday, February 10 2004
Fred Anderson has a lovely sound on tenor saxophone, bigger than Sonny Rollins and more on the lines of the sort of thing Charlie Rouse and Anderson’s fellow-Chicagoan Gene Ammons.
Monday, November 12 2001
Fred Anderson is what jazz musicians have always been about—learning to craft their music over a lifetime, never feeling like they’ve “arrived”, and nurturing new generations of talent by providing an example and providing them with the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment.