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Jazz Fred Anderson (1929 - 2010)

altissimo

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here's a few clips of the late. great Fred Anderson - one of Chicago's finest tenor players

http://youtu.be/PSMAIDLPbD4 - Warsaw 2007

http://youtu.be/QCByTh-pxCc - Fred Anderson Trio - live at 25th Europa Jazz Festival du Mans, 2005

http://youtu.be/DaDCIkvr-PY - trio with Hamid Drake - drums and Harrison Bankhead - bass at The Velvet Lounge In Chicago


and there's an interview with him here (although small text on a black background makes it hard to read)
http://www.jazzweekly.com/interviews/fanderson.htm

and the inevitable wikipedia page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Anderson_(musician)
 

trimmy

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Interesting watching the clips, my observation about the 1st clip is that it has no feeling and i wonder if that is because he is reading and playing ? It is a belief of mine that if you are a professional you should know what you are playing, i may be opening a can of worms here but that is just my belief.
I'm not an experienced musician (not even a musician yet) but when i go to see a musician i don't really want to see them reading/playing, i want to see them putting there own slant on the tune but i don't feel you can do that by reading and playing i maybe wrong.
I like his style in the other clips and a few others i watched :)
 

Mike

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Apparently this was his posture when playing the saxophone. But yeah, I agree...Music sheets can get in the way and I used to tell some of the musician's I've worked with to get rid of the damn sheet music. Some depended on them. Find a tune, learn it, memorize it!

It may look like no feeling according to your inquiry, but I guess you'd have to ask the man himself how he was feeling
while he was playing. Unfortunately, that will no longer be possible.......

I have to respect the way the man treated the saxophone!
 

trimmy

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I have to respect the way the man treated the saxophone!
Totally agree, i would go one further and i have total respect for anyone who takes up an instrument ( maybe a tad more if it's a sax) ;} having realised how much time, effort is required to learn an instrument.
 
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