Earl Anderza


 

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Earl Anderza discography:

Outa Sight is the album Earl recorded under his name for the Pacific Jazz label in 1963. 

 

 Pacific had also signed Dupree Bolton and Earl Anderza, who had played together at San Quentin, for an album to be recorded under both their names. They only managed to cut two tunes, which Michael Cucuna from Mosaic Records has added as a bonus to his edition of the works of Onzy Matthews - another San Quentin alumnus.

 

 

 

   

   Earl Anderza (1933-1982) is a brilliant alto player whose bouts with drugs and demanding personnality kept out of clubs and recording studios for most of his life. Born in Los Angeles, he was taught music early and as a promising teenager followed the classes of two prestigious teachers - Lloyd Reese and Sam Browne.

   Incarcerated in San Quentin from May, 1959 till October, 1962 and then from June to September, 1964.

   He only seems to have recorded during the year 1963 - including his own album, Outa Sight.