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Remembering Fred Anderson, Jazz Master

"It may be impossible to fully measure saxophonist Fred Anderson's impact on music in Chicago and around the world," Howard Reich of the Tribune writes.

"As tenor saxophonist, he invented a rugged, craggy musical language that influenced generations of 'free jazz' improvisers.

As clubowner, he helped launch the careers of hundreds of players . . . And as jazz advocate, Anderson co-founded an organization the revolutioned jazz in the 1960s, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) . . .

"Anderson, a virtuoso tenorist who owned and operated the Velvet Lounge at 67 E. Cermak Rd., died Thursday, June 24, at age 81."

Remembering Fred Anderson through his music, and a 2006 interview with Reich.

1. Timeless.

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2. A true jazz pioneer.

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3. Patience, dedication and persistence.

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4. Rough velvet.

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5. Reich interview.

 

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Posted on June 25, 2010


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