Ik zocht even naar wat meer informatie over Ray Anderson en vond hier biografische gegevens: Artist Biography by arwulf arwulf. Eerste zin:
Ray Anderson is a living embodiment of the uninhibited and at times rambunctious approach to individualized expression that is a vital element dating back to the beginnings of jazz through Lester Bowie, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, and Roy Eldridge to Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bessie Smith.En over zijn vroege invloeden:
Born to theologically inclined parents in Chicago's Hyde Park district on October 16, 1952, Anderson came up under the influence of his father's swing and Dixieland record collection. Inspired by the sounds of Vic Dickenson and Trummy Young, he started playing trombone when he was nine years old. Other early influences were gospel vocalist Mahalia Jackson, various folk singers, Broadway musicals, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's horn concerti.Hier bijna dezelfde formatie op het Roccella Jazz Festival 2016.