Born: November 27, 1964 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Alto saxophonist Wessell Warmdaddy Anderson grew up in the tough Bedford Stuyvesent and Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY. By the time Anderson was 14 years old, he was deeply involved in the local jazz scene (thanks in part to his father, a drummer) and attending jam sessions at then-active Brooklyn and Queens jazz clubs like the Blue Coronet, Pumpkin's, and the Turbo Village. Anderson later studied at Harlem's famed Jazzmobile workshops with the likes of Frank Wess, Charles Davis, and Frank Foster. Here, Anderson also met Wynton and Branford Marsalis, who were both playing with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers at the time. At Branford's urging, Anderson soon departed New York to study with famed clarinetist Alvin Batiste at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA....
Warm It Up, Warmdaddy!
Nu Jazz Entertainment
Year Released: 2009
Tracks: (9) Tracks plus Bonus Audio & Video
Personnel: Wessell Anderson: Alto saxophone; Lawrence Sieberth: Piano; Roland Guerin Bass, Producer; Mark Gully: Drums; Jerald Miller: Producer
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