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Fred Anderson / DKV Trio - s/t

Fred Anderson / DKV Trio - s/t

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Label: okkadisk 12014|  Condition: New | Description:


Fred Anderson — tenor sax


Hamid Drake — percussion

Kent Kessler — bass

Ken Vandermark — reeds

Cover and Artwork

Graphic design: Louise Molnar
Photos (outside): Glenda Kapsalis
Photos (inside): Marty Perez


1. Planet E — 8:30 (MPEG2)
2. Aaron’s Tune — 5:55
3. Black Woman — 6:09
4. Our Theme — 5:56
5. Dark Day — 10:54
6. Lady’s in Love — 10:30
total time: 47:56

Compositions by Fred Anderson (Many Weathers/BMI)

Recording Info

Recorded at Airwave Studios, Chicago, IL, December 3, 1996

Produced by: Ken Vandermark & Bruno Johnson

Executive Producer: Bruno Johnson

Engineer: John McCortney


Readers Choice for Top 30 Releases of 1997, Cadence, January 1998

Like Roscoe Mitchell, tenor saxist Fred Anderson is a Chicago legend, but coming from the opposite direction; where Mitchell epitomizes taut design and compositional concepts. Anderson is known for open, epic expressionist free-blowing, The combination of Fred Anderson and the DKV Trio (OkkaDisk, ****), however, puts him into an enclosed arena and pairs him with a vigorous sparring partner. The two tenors are marvelously matched — they modulate dynamics and dramatics as one while keeping their personalities distinct. Anderson likes to burrow deeply into a tune, as Vandermark ricochets off of its energy patterns. So, on "Aaron’s Tune," Vandermark is fluent and excitable, while Anderson reveals his swing and bop sympathies with slightly laid-back phrasing. "Black Woman" is a lovely, mournful melody, and "Our Theme" is an old-fashioned high energy two-tenor chase a la Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray. Add totally in-synch rhythm section support and you have an amazing 50 minutes of music.

- Art Lange, Pulse, November 1997

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