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Front cover of the album THE SECRET ESCAPADES OF VELVET ANDERSON
single CD
15,00 €

NICOLE MITCHEL'S SONIC PROJECTIONS

THE SECRET ESCAPADES OF VELVET ANDERSON

David Boykin
Nicole Mitchell
Craig Taborn
Chad Taylor

“As the album moves on, it only gets better and better; and Nicole elevates herself to new heights”


Nicole Mitchell: flutes
Craig Taborn: piano, whurlitzer
David Boykin: tenor saxophone
Chad Taylor: drums, acoustic guitar


Bright City (9:59)
Secret Assignement (11:16)
Discovery of the Jewel (2:24)
For the Cause (7:41 ) Play Scaling the Underground (8:20)
Anderson's Plan (7:05)
Running the Rooftops (7:59)
The Labyrinth of the Capture (7:18)
The Heroic Resue (7:51)

All compositions by Nicole Mitchell

Recorded on January 11th – 13th 2013 by Griffin Rodriguez at Shape Shop II Studio, Hollywood, California, USA
Mixing and mastering: Griffin Rodriguez
Liner notes: Neil Tesser
Photographs: Griffin Rodriguez
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realisation: David Bourguignon
Executive producer : Michel Dorbon

The Velvet Lounge was a stellar environment for the development of creative music in Chicago and Fred Anderson provided support, encouragement, and inspiration to countless musicians for generations, while garnering an international audience for the music… He was a quiet man who rarely shared his ongoing struggles with the city and with local gangsters to keep things running. ‘The Secret Escapades of Velvet Anderson’ likens Fred Anderson to a superhero, whose humble exterior masked his real-life heroic trials and tribulations beyond the public’s awareness…
…The album is an animated illustration to further deepen the public’s impression of a real-life hero of Chicago, who walked with us and fought for us. I wanted to make Fred smile, to think that in this animation he can be a secret agent working against forces of musical demise.
Nicole Mitchell

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