Clipper Anderson

The Road Home

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A player for the connoisseur to savor.
-Earshot Magazine

The Seattle bassist has been an unassuming yet vital figure on the Northwest jazz scene for almost three decades. He has lent his talents to countless recordings and live performances, including work with Michael Brecker, Benny Golson, Paquito D'Rivera, Phil Woods, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Lew Soloff, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Buddy DeFranco. With "The Road Home," Anderson makes his debut as a solo artist and composer. Supported by longtime collaborators, pianist Darin Clendenin and drummer Mark Ivester, Anderson has crafted a thoughtful collection of original music that reflects his influences and pays homage to his mentors.


Track Listing:

1. TWELVE TONE TUNE TWO 5:09
2. THE ROAD HOME 5:44
3. OVER AND OVER AGAIN 4:17
4. ESPERANÇOSO DESTINO 6:09
5. SAY YES AGAIN 4:50
6. NASTY GNOMES 5:58
7. JIMNOPODIE 5:12
8. POINCIANA 6:02
9. CAN YOU MEET ME THERE? 5:07
10. TWO RIVERS 5:17
11. ONLY CHILD 4:11

Performers:

DARIN CLENDENIN - piano
CLIPPER ANDERSON - bass, vocals (11)
MARK IVESTER - drums, congas (9)
JEFF BUSCH - percussion (4)
GRETA MATASSA - vocals (4)

Production Info:

Recorded & mixed by David Lange
at David Lange Studio, Edgewood, WA
October 4 & 5, 2010 and May 9, 2011
Mastered by Dan Dean at Dan Dean Productions, Mercer Island, WA
Cover Photography by Steve Korn
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


Reviews of The Road Home

Jazz Society of Oregon (George Fendel)
In the case of Seattle bassist Anderson, the "road home" is the ever changing scenery between Seattle and his boyhood home of Polson, Montana, population 4,500. Anderson pays tribute to that exquisite part of the country by performing a variety of original music and a few selections from other sources. His trio includes former Portland pianist Da ...

Downbeat Magazine (Jon Ross)
4-stars**** A travel theme runs through the tunes on "The Road Home," most of which progress at a fast pace, anchored by Clipper Anderson's light, bouncy improvisations. This Northwest-based bassist's stellar debut as a solo artist covers a lot of ground, from Bill Evans' heady, complex "Twelve-Tone Tune Two" to the Portugese original " ...

Jazz Scan (Ric Bang)
Clipper Anderson is another of the seemingly innumerable jazz artists who reside and work in the Pacific Northwest. Born and schooled in Montana, Anderson began to play the electric bass while in high school, then switched to the acoustic instrument during his tenure at the University of Montana. In addition to being part of the Seattle area?s exte ...

The Jazz Word (John Barron)
A flowing, uninhibited approach could describe Clipper Anderson's bass playing. With impressive technical flourishes and lyrical phrasing, the Seattle veteran stands front-and-center on his trio release The Road Home. Joined by equally dynamic band mates, pianist Darin Clendenin and drummer Mark Ivester, Anderson explores not only his capacities a ...

Berman Music Foundation (Tom Ineck)
It is evident from the first lines of the opening track, Bill Evans' "Twelve Tone Tune Two," that this is the bassist's record. Despite the considerable talents and sensitive interplay of pianist Darin Clendenin and drummer Mark Ivester, Anderson's prodigious playing skill and booming, woody tone have an immediate impact on the listener. Th ...

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