Fred Anderson

Born 22 March 1929. Died 24 June 2010.
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Jazz Library - Fred Anderson

Alyn Shipton selects the best recordings by Chicagoan saxophonist Fred Anderson.

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Biography

Fred Anderson (March 22, 1929 – June 24, 2010) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist who was based in Chicago, Illinois. With a distinctive forward-bent playing posture, Anderson's playing was rooted in the swing music and hard bop idioms, but also incorporated innovations from free jazz, rendering him, as critics Ron Wynn and Joslyn Layne have written, "a seminal figure among Chicago musicians in the '60s."

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