Been Down This Road
Been Down This Road Before delivers a musical message at a time when racism, greed, injustice and a deadly pandemic are jeopardizing our ability to exist harmoniously with one another and with our planet. The work contains ten tracks that are brought to life by eighteen sensational musicians. Included are four tributes dedicated to four special people: Sonny Rollins, Bob Cranshaw, Kimati Dinizulu and Clifton's sister, Vallyn Anderson. Along with Clifton, the title track features the lead vocal of Andy Bey, with John F. Adams - keyboards/bc vc., Peter Bernstein - guitar, Tom Barney - bass, Steve Jordan - drums, Victor See Yuen - percussion, Mala Waldron and Angela Workman - background vocals. The rest of the tracks feature the stellar line-up of: Al Foster / Ronnie Burrage / Steve Jordan - drums, Buster Williams/ Tom Barney - bass, Stephen Scott/ Monty Alexander/ Tadataka Unno - piano, Peter Bernstein - guitar, Sammy Figueroa/ Victor See Yuen - percussion, Rene McLean/ Antoine Roney and Eric Wyatt -.saxophones and reeds in various configurations.
"Clifton Anderson is among my favorite trombonists - When he plays, he's channeling the sound of singing." —Marc Myers / Jazzwax