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Fred Anderson: Timeless-Live at the Velvet Lounge

Get any group of free jazzers together, turn ’em loose and chances are they’ll spontaneously hit upon the strategies used here: pedal-point polymetric incantations, free-time balladry and restive call-and-response, among others. Few, however, will do it as well as this trio of tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson, bassist Harrison Bankhead and drummer Hamid Drake.

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