I miss Fred Anderson. I miss his joyful personality. I miss his tenor sax sound. I miss the music he created with Hamid Drake. I miss his spirit.
I figured this would be a suitable way to return to S&F - acknowledge the late Fred Anderson with one of my favorite recordings of his - The Missing Link. It's just the way I like it: stripped down with just a bassist, drums and percussiion. All the pieces are , naturally, over ten minutes long. It was recorded September 17, 1979. Fred's on tenor, Hamid's on drums, Larry Hayrod is on bass and Adam Rudolph (Hamid's co-member from the Mandingo Griot Society) on percussion. The music plays out like this:
1. Twilight - 16:37
2. A Ballad For Rita - 13:52
3. The Bull - 17:11
4. Tabla Piece - 14:48