- Released: April 18, 2006
- Label: Delmark
- 2.Ode To Tip
- 3.By Many Names
Personnel: Fred Anderson (tenor saxophone); Fred Anderson (saxophone); Hamid Drake (drums, percussion); Harrison Bankhead (upright bass).
Audio Mixer: Eric Butkus.
Liner Note Author: John B. Litweiler.
Recording information: Velvet Lounge (07/12/2005-07/13/2005).
A key figure in Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, saxophonist Fred Anderson is well known for his exciting synthesis of traditional approaches with a radical free jazz style. TIMELESS: LIVE AT THE VELVET LOUNGE has Anderson playing with Harrison Bankhead (bass) and longtime collaborator Hamid Drake (drums). The four extended compositions that comprise the concert focus on highly charged improvisation and kinetic interplay. TIMELESS comes recommended to fans of avant jazz, especially the Chicago school.