The Chuck Anderson Trio will be performing at Chaplin’s Music Cafe on November 19th. Â Currently living in suburban Philadelphia, renowned composer and jazz guitarist Chuck Anderson has formed a deeply-rooted presence in the music world. Â He has worked as a staff guitarist for the Latin Casino and Valley Forge Music Fair, having performed with such musicians as Peggy Lee, Billy Eckstine and Michel LeGrand. Â He established and performed with a trio in 1973, and devoted many years to Â composing, teaching, and playing as a session musician. Â Anderson has recently returned to the scene with a newly formed jazz trio.
The group released the album â€œFreefallâ€ this year, featuring twelve original tunes. Â Composed of Anderson on guitar, Eric Schreiber on bass, and Ed Rick on drums, the music is a unique style of contemporary guitar jazz. Â All music tells a story, and this kind of music speaks loud and clear through captivating guitar work, walking bass lines, and riveting drum solos. Â This particular language of jazz paints beautiful imagery. Â Even those who are not typically jazz fans would probably like it. Â Anderson plays with such freedom of expression, and communicates through his playing that which words cannot.
â€œFreefallâ€ is diverse in tempo and musical form. Â Some of the music sounds a bit like rock or funk, especially on the track â€œDiablo’s Dreamâ€. Â Other tunes are more bluesy or mellow, melody-driven ballads. Â The group communicates so well with each other in their performances, and Anderson’s playing is impressive and virtuosic. Â In the words of jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno, Anderson â€œ…has the ability to turn notes into poetry.â€ (Chuck Anderson Press)
Chaplin’s Music CafÃ© is located at 66 N. Main St in Spring City, PA. Â The show is $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Â Chaplin’s is known for its listening room and top-notch acoustics.