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Recorded live at the Velvet Lounge a year before saxophonist and club owner Fred Anderson passed away, the Chicago Trio (Ernest Dawkins, Harrison Bankhead, Hamid Drake) dedicates this double CD to the legendary Chicago figure.

Chicago Trio (Dawkins / Bankhead / Drake)
Velvet Songs (To Baba Fred Anderson) [2 CDs]

Chicago Trio (Dawkins / Bankhead / Drake): Velvet Songs (To Baba Fred Anderson) [2 CDs] (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"This 2 cd set recorded live at the Velvet Lounge a year before the legendary Fred Anderson passed away, is a fitting tribute by 3 Chicagoans to one of their own, the master tenor player, teacher, Velvet Lounge owner, advocate and AACM member, who has helped foster the musical scene in that city possibly more than anyone else. This artistic outing is a pilgrimage in sound taking us into the deepest recesses of this eclectic medium known as "jazz". These pieces conceived/composed by the 3 reflect all phases of their erudite abilities, their singular as well as collective approaches to the music both compositionally and improvisational while specifically highlighting Dawkins' virtuosity as a player and showing the masterful abilities of Bankhead and Drake as well. The music crosses barriers displaying every conceivable aspect of the "jazz" language with an almost religious zeal."-Steve Dalachinsky, excerpts from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 3760131270303

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-0030
Squidco Product Code: 15414

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: France
Packaging: 2 CDs in a gatefold double digipak
Recorded live on August 11th and 12th, 2008 by Sal Vito at The Velvet Lounge, Chicago, IL.


Ernest Dawkins-soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone

Harrison Bankhead-double bass, cello

Hamid Drake-drums, frame drum

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Track Listing:

CD 1

1. Astral Projection 12:55

2. Sweet 22nd Street (The Velvet Lounge) 12:14

3. You Just Crossed My Mind 8:28

4. The Rumble 6:16

5. Peace and Blessings (to Fred) 9:24

6. Down 'n the Delta 7:40

CD 2

1. Jah Music 9:57

2. Galaxies Beyond 5:51

3. Woman of Darfur 10:03

4. Waltz of Passion 9:00

5. Moi Tre Gran Garcon 17:48

6. One For Fred 17:19

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