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Blue Winter

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Released  2005
Length  109:26
Artist  Fred Anderson
Label  Eremite Records
Recorded  December 12, 2004
Producer  Michael Ehlers
Release date  2005
Genre  Jazz
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Venue  Dibden Center for Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont
Blue Winter (2005)  Timeless, Live at the Velvet Lounge (2006)
Similar  2 Days in April, From the River to the Ocean, Timeless - Live at the Velvet Lo, The Missing Link, The Milwaukee Tapes Vo

Blue Winter is a double album by American jazz saxophonist Fred Anderson, which was recorded live at Vermont's Johnson State College in 2004 and released on Eremite, a label founded by producer Michael Ehlers. The set features four long improvisations by a trio with bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. While the three have worked together before, in quartet with Kidd Jordan on the album 2 Days in April, this is their first trio recording.



The All About Jazz by Kurt Gottschalk states "Blue Winter is pure Anderson —with the best rhythm section in the land to be sure— and an indispensable selection of energy improv."

In an article for the Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich ranked the album as number 2 jazz record of 2005 and notes that "Anderson rarely has been more faithfully recorded, the often leathery quality of his midrange, the acidity of his high notes and the barreling quality of his nethermost pitches captured more vividly than ever before."

Track listing

All compositions by Anderson / Drake / Parker
  1. "I" - 44:16
  2. "II" - 37:59
  3. "III" - 13:08
  4. "IV" - 14:03


  • Fred Anderson - tenor sax
  • Hamid Drake - drums
  • William Parker - bass, nagaswaram
  • References

    Blue Winter Wikipedia

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