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Fred Anderson

Alyn Shipton selects the best recordings by Chicagoan saxophonist Fred Anderson.

In an archive recording, Alyn Shipton talks to the late saxophonist Fred Anderson about his best CDs, including work with Joe Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams and drummer Hamid Drake.

Fred Anderson, who died in June, was a founder member of the AACM in Chicago and ran the city's famous club, the Velvet Lounge. Alyn Shipton visited him at the site of his historic club before it was demolished in 2006, and talked to Anderson about his best recordings.

The music features Joe Jarman, Muhal Richard Abrams and Anderson's long-term collaborator, the drummer Hamid Drake.

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