Fred Anderson, 1929-2010

On June 24th, the world lost another great one. Fred Anderson, the tenor titan and owner/operator of the Velvet Lounge in Chicago, died Thursday, at the age of 81.

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A nice tribute by Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune can be found here.

We covered one of Fred’s melodies—”3 on 2″—on our 2005 release, Respect In You. As a tribute to Fred, we’d like to offer it to the world free and in full:

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