Fred Anderson Quartet To Release New Album At The Velvet Lounge In Chicago: Fans awaiting this 3rd volume
Fred Anderson Quartet
Release: The Fred Anderson Quartet Live at the Velvet Lounge Volume 3
Dec. 5th & 6th
The Velvet Lounge
At 79 years old, AACM founder Fred Anderson continues his creative output as he celebrates the release of The Fred Anderson Quartet Live at the Velvet Lounge, Volume 3 at the Velvet Lounge in Chicago on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th.
This is the long awaited release in a series that began ten years ago with Volume 1. For this recording and this gig, Fred Anderson Quartet features Fred Anderson (tenor sax), Francis Wong (saxes/flutes from San FranciTatsu Aokiu Aoki shamisenamisen), Chad Taylor (drums/percussion from NYC).
In addition to his very successful career as a musician and artist, Anderson has also acted as mentor to young musicians who have gone on to prominent careers in music, either by featuring them in his groups or as performers at the Velvet Lounge. The list of musicians who he helped bring to public attention include Harrison Bankhead, David Boykin, Hamid Drake, Aaron Getsug, Josh Abrams, Fred Jackson, George Lewis, Karl E. H. Seigfried, Isaiah Sharkey, and Isaiah Spencer.
Get Your Copy:
The album is currently available for pre-order:
on CD at amazon.com.
(no doubt, they will sell out fast)
His first two volumes are rare to come by, as there are not many copies that are being sold. The first volume can be found in limited numbers, and the 2nd one has been discontinued by most vendors. If someone comes across a vendor or 3rd party that is selling these albums, please let us know.
In any event, they seem to be keepers, and we would not expect anything less from this upcoming release.
The Velvet Lounge
67 E. Cermak Road
Chicago, Illinois 60616