Solo performer: Chris Anderson (piano, vocals).
Recorded at Mapleshade Studios, from October 20-21, 1987. Includes liner notes by Pierre M. Sprey.
Personnel: Chris Anderson (vocals, piano).
Liner Note Author: Pierre M. Sprey.
Recording information: Mapleshade studio (10/20/1987/10/21/1987).
Teachers don't often get notoriety beyond their students, but when one of your pupils was Herbie Hancock, and he repeatedly credits you with influencing and nurturing his style, then you'll get a bit more recognition than usual. That's the case with Chris Anderson, the man who helped make Hancock a jazz great. The influences, especially in phrasing and accompaniment, can be detected on this 1990 CD, which was recorded in 1987. Anderson's breezy noodling on standards, his own poignant originals, and overall aggressiveness were passed on to many prized pupils, as well as Hancock; now, the teacher gets some credit. ~ Ron Wynn