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Celebrating Fred Anderson

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Released  2015
Venue  Constellation, Chicago
Producer  Chuck Nessa
Release date  2015
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  March 27, 2015
Length  70:05
Artist  Roscoe Mitchell
Label  Nessa Records
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Similar  Roscoe Mitchell albums, Jazz albums

Celebrating Fred Anderson is an album by American jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, which was recorded live in 2015 at Chicago's Constellation and released on Nessa. For this tribute to saxophonist Fred Anderson, Mitchell assembled a quartet with cellist Tomeka Reid, bassist Junius Paul and drummer Vincent Davis and prepared four original pieces and adaptations of two Fred Anderson compositions, "Bernice" and "Ladies in Love".



The Down Beat review by Peter Margasak says "Reedist, composer and bandleader Roscoe Mitchell has always trusted in his own vision. He takes the AACM’s emphasis on creating new, original music as immutable gospel, and it is a major sign of respect that Mitchell has paid homage to the great Chicago tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson on this bracing new effort."

Track listing

All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell except as indicated
  1. "Song for Fred Anderson" – 17:24
  2. "Bernice" (Fred Anderson) – 10:40
  3. "The Velvet Lounge" – 6:43
  4. "Hey Fred" – 17:05
  5. "Ladies in Love" (Fred Anderson) – 13:46
  6. "Cermak Road" – 4:27


  • Roscoe Mitchell - alto sax, soprano sax, sopranino sax
  • Tomeka Reid – cello
  • Junius Paul – bass
  • Vincent Davis – drums
  • References

    Celebrating Fred Anderson Wikipedia