A welcome return to recording from one of the most accomplished trombonists working in jazz today, Decade by Clifton Anderson will be released on January 27th, 2009 on Doxy Records, with distribution by Emarcy/Universal. For the past 25 years, Anderson has traveled the world as Sonny Rollins's front-line partner. I don't think there's anyone out there today who plays better trombone that Clifton," says Rollins. On his new release Anderson finds support from some of jazz's most prominent talents. From Rollins bands past and present come Bob Cranshaw, Stephen Scott, Steve Jordan, Al Foster and Kimati Dinizulu. Jordan, Anderson, and pianist Larry Willis are alumni of New York's High School of Music and Art. Tenor saxophonist Eric Wyatt is Rollins's godson (Anderson is Sonny's nephew). Christian McBride and Kenny Garrett are friends of many years' standing; Garrett was a guest on Landmarks, and McBride was featured at Rollins's 50th anniversary Carnegie Hall concert in 2007. Dedicated to his mother, Gloria Rollins Anderson who passed away in the spring of 2008, the CD includes standards such as "I'm Glad There Is You" and "We'll Be Together Again" which were recorded with her in mind. The CD also contains Clifton's arrangements of "I'm Old Fashioned," the Bread hit "If" and six originals including the calypso "Ah Soon Come," the 12-bar blues style "Deja Blu" and "Stubbs," a tribute to the late saxophonist John Stubblefield.