Clifton Anderson was born on October 5, 1957 in Harlem, New York City. He grew up surrounded by music. His father was a church organist /choir director, and his mother a singer and pianist. It was no surprise that Clifton exhibited an affinity for music at an early age. When he was just seven years old he got his first trombone, a gift from his uncle Sonny Rollins.
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Easily among the top mainstream trombonists in Jazz today ... full-
bodied, post-bop trombone sound and considerable compositional
skills .... finely executed heartfelt jazz.
- Joel Roberts - New York City Jazz Record
In Clifton's hands, you hear the trombone in a modern guise.
Clifton plays with plenty of hard-bop power, but he also delivers the
punch with high-register sensitivity, exhibits enormous tenderness,
and his cinematic sense of suspense holds the ear. What I love most
about Clifton's playing here is his tone.
-Marc Myers - JazzWax.com