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At the time of this 2002 recording, tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson was 74 and had been leading the house band at Chicago's Velvet Lounge for 21 years. There has been no mellowing in his adventurous flights and Anderson, who has a huge tone and sometimes hints at Sonny Rollins and (to a lesser extent) Gene Ammons, always pushes himself. His five lengthy originals are challenging yet loose enough for the musicians to be quite spontaneous. Trumpeter Maurice Brown (52 years Anderson's junior and sounding at times like early ...

Back at the Velvet Lounge 2004, Delmark

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