Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Fred Anderson, Hamid Drake, William Parker|
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
John C. Graham | toronto, ontario Canada | 08/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't begin to adequately describe this music. It's on another plane, far removed from any earthly matters. It is another example of musical brilliance caught on tape. Fred is in fine form, displaying power, endurance, and passion while spinning line after line of lyrical improvisation. William Parker is, as usual, brilliant. His bass is well recorded and is much more natural sounding than on some of his other recordings. Hamid Drake is perfect here...in sound and execution...a truly phenomenal drummer. The three musicians work together as one on this compelling performance, caught on tape at Johnson State college in Vermont.
Fred Anderson fans....get this one as soon as you can!!!
Anderson, parker and drake
Case Quarter | CT USA | 02/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"fred anderson is one more tenorist playing free jazz superbly and with much energy as attested by the length of 2 of the 4 pieces, mte 47 taking up an entire disc at nearly 45 minutes and mte 48 II coming in over 38 minutes. considering that this was a live recording and how anderson's musical ideas don't flag, you're in for a musical experience.
and you can't go wrong with hamid drake on drums and william parker on bass, who on mte 48 III picks up the classical south indian wind instrument, the nadaswaram, said to be the world's loudest non-brass acoustic reed instrument, to blow in conjunction with anderson on tenor.
i'm surprised blue winter isn't finding space on free jazz lists."