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Charlie Haden and Chris Anderson – None But the Lonely Heart


Recorded in the superb acoustic of New York’s Cami Hall, this disc sees one of the world’s finest acoustic bass players (Charlie Haden) collaborating with an internationally renowned pianist he has long admired, Chris Anderson (the man who taught Herbie Hancock to play piano). As Charlie says in the liner notes: “Chris is risking his life with every chord, that’s how much it means to him. He has such a reverence for beauty, he plays like an angel.”

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AllMusic Review by Joel Roberts

Chris Anderson is one of the unsung heroes of modern jazz piano. A revered figure among musicians, largely for his role as mentor to a young Herbie Hancock, Anderson has long been hindered by illness from aggressively pursuing his rightful place in the jazz limelight. A Chicago native reared on the blues and the music of Nat King Cole, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington, Anderson years ago developed a rich harmonic sensibility that bears the influence of Ravel and Debussy. His playing remains moody and impressionistic, built on chordal improvisation rather than speedy right-hand runs, yet he never strays too far from his blues roots. One hopes that this outstanding, quietly brilliant duo effort with bass master Haden helps earn him some richly deserved acclaim.


1. The Night We Called it a Day
2. I Hear Rhapsody
1. Alone Together
2. Body and Soul
3. CC Blues


Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm