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Blue Innuendo

With:

Pat Bianchi - organ
Tom Guarna - Guitar
Matt Wilson -Drums

 
 
 
 

Saxophonist and composer Dave Anderson brings a significant musical voice to the New York jazz scene...

Anderson has performed on all the instruments in the saxophone family around North America with notable musicians including Clark Terry, Jim McNeely, Matt Wilson, Craig Taborn, Jay Thomas and Mel Torme. Although he plays in a modern style, Anderson has received accolades from jazz legends including Ray Brown and Rufus Reid. Increasingly Anderson has focused on composing original music for his bands such as The Dave Anderson Quartet, Trio Real and Blue Innuendo. 

Anderson began playing the horn at age eleven as alto saxophonist in the school band in his hometown of Cloquet, Minnesota. Initially inspired by listening to the jazz recordings of his older brother, Anderson sought out educational experiences for playing music, and began writing original compositions while still in high school. He was named outstanding high school solosist at the Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival and outstanding college soloist at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival. Upon graduating from the University of Minnesota, he received a full fellowship to perform at the Aspen Music Festival in a student ensemble including future jazz notables Clarence Penn, Scott Whitfield and Ryan Kisor. Dave has spent over a decade in and around the New York City music scene, including two years working in the music industry under legendary producer Creed Taylor.

"Clarity," Anderson's lauded debut 2010 recording as a leader on Pony Boy Records, documented Anderson's Seattle working quartet, where he lived and performed from 2005-2011.  "Dave Anderson's Trio Real," a pared-down group of primarily saxophones, acoustic bass and drums exploring the relationship of jazz, funk and rock, was released on Pony Boy in 2011.   

Released in 2016, "Blue Innuendo" is Anderson's first New York City recording as a bandleader on his new imprint Label 1, featuring a cast of leading jazz musicians: organist Pat Bianchi, guitarist Tom Guarna and drummer Matt Wilson.

 

 
 
 
photo by Steve Korn; click for hi-res

photo by Steve Korn; click for hi-res


A saxophonist to reckon with... consistently fluid and adventurous. Put this crew together with Anderson’s excellent compositions and arrangements and you get an album that cooks from start to finish.
— Rochester City Newspaper
(Anderson) knows how to lead, how to lay out and how to write catchy melodies with some meat on the bone.”
— Midwest Record
A clear and convincing modern jazz masterpiece of a debut (Clarity). A recording of exceptionally creative charts and marvelous musicianship that’s sure to garner its fair share of critical acclaim.”
— All About Jazz
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Clarity

by Dave Anderson Quartet

Samples from Dave's 2010 debut CD on Pony Boy Records.

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Sheet Music

Free Original Composition PDFs

GET All DAVE's ORiginal music from the Blue Innuendo album <IN THIS DROPBOX FOLDER>.  ENJOY, and SHARE FREELY FOR NONCOMMERCIAL USES!

FREE play-A-LONG Tracks

"The PHANtom":   Play along with Pat bianchi, Tom guarna and Matt wilson!  Download sheet music and mp3 below

 

 
 

Contact

 

Publicity:  Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services (845) 986-1677, jim@jazzpromoservices.com.  Blue Innuendo One Sheet.

Booking:  (347) 930-8520 

Email: andersondave (at) earthlink (dot) net