Before leading his own trio, Summit Records’ recording artist STEPHEN ANDERSON was pianist with the Lynn Seaton Trio. In addition to receiving two awards from the Barlow Endowment, Anderson’s compositions have been performed by some of the best bands around; his last CD on Summit (Forget Not) received critical acclaim and was widely accepted by radio everywhere. This time he notches it up further. Grab the edge of your seat and enjoy!
As a composer, Anderson’s works have been performed by the West Point Military Academy Band, the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Lynn Seaton and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, the Crested Butte Chamber Orchestra, the One O’clock Lab Band, Two O’clock Lab band, North Carolina Central University Percussion Ensemble, UNC-Charlotte Percussion Ensemble, UNC Wind Ensemble, Duo XXI, and a film score broadcast nationally on PBS.
‘The pocket he plays in is precise and intense, whether he imposes alien forms onto his pieces or simply thwarts the expectations of rhythm and harmony…There is no question of the beauty in Anderson’s playing… Anderson’s tunes, no matter the complexity of their conceptual foundations, remain firm, engaging and exciting. A musician of this erudition is certainly capable of bringing new and engaging ideas to jazz…’
‘Anderson offers a fresh new voice on the piano while not being shy to pay tribute in subtle ways to his influences…inventive playing…creates new music and improvisations that are full of life, energy, and fresh ideas.’
– Scott Yanow, All Music Guide