Part I: Interview and in studio performance by South Indian veena player Nirmala Rajasekar
Part II: Interview and in studio performance by Paul Metzger (modified banjo)
Part III: Tribute to saxophonist Fred Anderson (March 22, 1929 – June 24, 2010)
A tribute to Fred Anderson, saxophonist/composer/entrepreneur/owner of the Velvet Lounge in Chicago. Artists featured: Fred Anderson, Famoudou Don Moye, Lester Bowie, Pyeng Threadgill, and the original Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. A new feature to the Collective Eye is honoring a living jazz master, consistently, from week to week. The artist will Von Freeman, saxophinist for the unforeseeable future.
For my first show on Saturday, saxophonist Pat Mallinger came by to talk about his new album, DragonFish. The Chicago musician grew up in Saint Paul, and is busy in the Chicago area, including holding down the post midnight Saturday night spot at Chicago’s Green Mill. Also played tunes by The Jazz Crusaders, Louis Armstron, John Patton, Catherine Russell, Poncho Sanchez, and more…