Even after being one of the undisputed overlords of Chi-town’s jazz scene for 50 years, Delmark Records still intends to keep it swinging. And that’s just what America’s oldest independent jazz and blues label is doing, releasing four brand spanking new albums on October 21.
As one of Chicago’s pioneers in blending experimental free jazz with traditional approaches, Fred Anderson has been blowing in the Windy City for nearly 40 years with his tenor sax. This fall the player will release the second installment of live performances recorded at his club On the Run: Live at the Velvet Lounge. This album features help from old pals like guitarist Jeff Parker, drummer Chad Taylor, the duel bass assault of Tatsu Aoki and Harrison Bankhead and upstart trumpeter Maurice Brown.