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Chris Anderson: Live At Bradley’s

Herbie Hancock told me that pianist Chris Anderson, his former short-time teacher, has remarkable harmonic sensibilities. That skill is heard from the jump with Lee Morgan’s beautiful “Ceora” (mislabled on the CD as “Seora”) as evidence. The biggest drawback to really experiencing Anderson as a trio player is the recording’s dime-store sonics, which sounds like a surreptitiously taped session made under one a table at Bradley’s, the late, lamented piano bar.

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