Thursday, June 24, 2010


Legendary Chicago-based free jazz saxophonist Fred Anderson died this morning; he had a heart attack on June 14 and had been in the hospital ever since, reportedly in a coma. He was 81.

Here's some footage of him playing at the 2005 Europa Jazz Festival, with Jaribu Shahid (bass) and Hamid Drake (drums).

And here's an obituary, from Chicago jazz journalist Howard Reich.

1 comment:

Guy Peters said...

Damn, first Dixon, now Anderson. I only know (some) of his music for a few years, but I immediately liked that warm, relaxed sound and style of playing. The "Timesless" album quickly became one of my favorites. RIP