Playing all of the saxophones and the occasional clarinet part, Anders got his start in music taking piano lessons, singing in church choirs and playing saxophone and piano in the public school bands. In 1991 Anders graduated from Luther College and in 1994 he completed his Masters Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In the mid 1990s Anders studied with Frank Morgan while Frank lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “Frank taught me everything about the saxophone, especially the importance of sound.” Another key component to Anders’ post-graduate education was his meetings with multi-instrumentalist and composer Roscoe Mitchell. Since 2001 Anders has played and recorded with Roscoe in various contexts ranging from duos to large ensembles.
Svanoe presents originality within the now decades-old
tradition of free improvisation - a welcome, promising, and
especially inventive presence as the music finds a new
Neil Tesser, author of “The Playboy Guide to Jazz”
Here’s a collection of compromises that includes some must-
hear musical events.... “VII” is a bold baritone sax solo by
John Litweiler, author of “Ornette Coleman: A Harmolodic Life”
Anders Svanoe’s extended baritone improvisation on “VII,” an
ingenious statement that conjures the aural countenances of
Harry Carney and Pat Patrick into a brilliant reduction.
Januray 27, 2007