Fred Anderson was able to make beautiful, soulful music that was, at the same time, very adventurous and innovative. Considered avant-garde, his music is nonetheless often emotionally accessible, He was one of the key Chicago players in 60's, and was one of the founders of AACM. His exceptional work with brilliant drummer, Hamid Drake, extended for over 30 years. He died this past June, in his 80's. Thanks for the music, Fred. RIP.