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“PETE AND WILL ANDERSON ARE VIRTUOSOS ON BOTH CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE”

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“THESE GUYS FLOOD THE ROOM WITH JOY”

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“[THEIR] SAXOPHONES AND CLARINETS ELEGANTLY CONVERGE, CONVERSE AND ENGAGE IN DELIGHTFUL COUNTERPOINT…THE ARRANGEMENTS, IMAGINATIVELY UNFOLDING IN WAYS THAT CONSISTENTLY BRING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE TO CLASSIC POP AND JAZZ TUNES”

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“PETER AND WILL ANDERSON CONSISTENLY RISE TO THE CHALLENGE, DISPLAYING A FIRM GROUNDING IN BOP/POSTBOP TRADITION AND DEMONSTRATING IMPRESSIVE HARMONIC AND RHYTHMIC ASSURANCE… FLUID IMPROVISATIONS GENERATE LOTS OF COLOR AND CONTRAST.”

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“TOE-TAPPING, HEART-LIFTING JAZZ”

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“LE JAZZ HOT” NOMINATED FOR “OUTSTANDING REVUE”

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“REMARKABLE!”

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“A WONDERFUL EARFUL, FROM EXPERT JAZZ MUSICIANS!”
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“DELIGHTFUL, DAZZLING AND INFECTIOUS – THIS SHOW IS TOO GOOD!”
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“EXTRAORDINARILY TALENTED – THE ANDERSON TWINS ARE MUSICAL GENIUSES!”
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“A 90 MINUTE MUSICAL MARVEL – A STEP BACK IN TIME TO THE MUSIC OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK!”
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“A GLORIOUS RECREATION OF THE BIG BAND SOUND!”
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“PHENOMENALLY TALENTED – AN EVOCATION OF A BYGONE ERA!”
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“YOU DUDES ARE THE FUTURE! YOU ALL HAVE MADE MY SOUL SMILE,

AND YOU MADE A 78 YEAR-OLD EX-BE-BOPPER SMILE LIKE A FOX EATIN’ SAUERKRAUT”
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“OFFERING SOME CLARINET-ON-CLARINET VIOLENCE ON “CRAZY RHYTHM,” LIKE A MUSIC IN A CONSTANT STATE OF CREATION AND REINVENTION”

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“THE HIGHLY TOUTED ANDERSON BROTHERS WERE ALSO EXHILARATING-AND THE AUDIENCE RESPONSE REFLECTED THAT ENERGY”
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“THE MUSIC FROM WILL AND PETE ANDERSON EMERGED PURE AND NATURAL”
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“THEY’RE NATURALS AND WHILE ESSENTIALLY INTO BEBOP-THEY PLAY WITH A PASSION, UNPREDICTABILITY AND SENSE OF DISCOVERY THAT CAN MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE BACK AT THE BEGINNING OF IT AT MINTON’S. THEY CAN CLAIM AN ASTONISHING AFFINITY FOR THE FULL RANGE OF JAZZ FORMS AND STYLES. I’VE LISTENED TO THEM PLAY ALL KINDS OF JAZZ NOW AND HAVE YET TO HEAR AN INAUTHENTIC NOTE” 
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“I WAS THOROUGHLY SWEPT AWAY BY THE ANDERSON TWINS AND THEIR BAND…THEY EACH PLAY THE CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE WITH A DEVOTION THAT IS APPARENT IN EVERY NOTE”
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“EVERYTHING YOU PLAY YOU REALLY MEAN. THAT’S RARE THESE DAYS”
billy taylorDr. Billy Taylor (Apr 1, 2009)

“[PETER AND WILL ANDERSON] DEMONSTRATE GIFTS FOR WRITING, ARRANGING AND BLENDING THEIR HORNS IN A WAY THAT, EVEN IF THEY WEREN’T BROTHERS, MIGHT PUT YOU IN MIND OF SIBLING VOCAL GROUPS LIKE THE ANDREWS SISTERS OR THE BEACH BOYS’ WILSON BROTHERS… VERY PLEASING” (PART OF “FOUR NEW RELEASES TO MAKE YOU LOVE JAZZ”)

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“AS PLAYERS AND COMPOSERS, THEY SPARKLE… THESE YOUNG MEN CAN PLAY SUPERBLY, AND THEY HAVE THAT IMPORTANT EXTRA FACILITY TO MAKE THEIR MUSIC SWING LIKE MAD.”

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“WILL AND PETER ANDERSON MADE LIKE A PAIR OF SEASONED ARTIE SHAWS.  THEY’RE REAL PERFORMERS.”

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“THEY’RE TWO YOUNG MEN WHO SEEM TO HAVE BEEN IMPLANTED WITH A LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE AT BIRTH…NOW THEY HAVE THE JAZZ WORLD BY THE TAIL”

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 “IF THERE’S EVER BEEN SIBILING JAZZERS QUITE LIKE THE ANDERSON BROTHERS, IT’S STAYED A LOCAL SECRET […] WHO BOTH PLAY CLARINET AND SAXOPHONE WITH EXCEPTIONAL AGILITY […] FLUENT AND COMFORTABLE”

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“PETER AND WILL ANDERSON HAVE MADE A BIG SPLASH ON THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ SCENE IN A BIG HURRY…WILBER, LUCKY THOMPSON, ROLAND KIRK AND SIDNEY BECHET WERE AMONG THE SELECT FEW WHO TRULY MASTERED THE DIFFICULT SOPRANO SAX. JUDGING FROM THEIR PLAYING THE BROTHERS HAVE JOINED THIS SOPRANO SAX ROYALTY.”

new jersey jazz society logo New Jersey Jazz Journal, Joe Lang (July 2013)

“JAZZ HISTORY, HUMOR, AND LIVE MUSIC THAT YOU’LL LOVE.  PETER AND WILL ADD THEIR OWN TWIST AND ARE TRUE SHOWMEN.  SOMEHOW THEY MANAGE TO ACCOMPLISH ALL OF THESE FEATS WITH FLAIR AND WELL-PLACED HUMOR.” 

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“WITH THEIR WHOLESOME LOOKS AND DEADPAN WIT – THEY LOOK LIKE A PAIR OF YOUNG JIMMY STEWARTS – WILL AND PETER ANDERSON MAKE AN APT PAIR OF MUSICAL HOSTS.” 

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“I SAW COUPLES HOLDING ONE ANOTHER’S HANDS, KISSES BEING EXCHANGED, SMILES SHARED WITH STRANGERS, AND AN ALL AROUND SPIRIT OF LE JOIE DE VIVRE COMPETING WITH THE MUSIC FOR SPACE IN THE ROOM”

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“A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF TWO HEADS BEING BETTER THAN ONE.  OUTFITTING A GROUP WITH ALTO AND TENOR SAXOPHONES PERFECTLY ENCAPSULATES THE WIDE HARMONIC ARRAY AND COLORFUL TIMBRAL RANGES EASH INSTRUMENT CAN ACHIEVE”

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