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Fred Simon

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  • Years Active: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s


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Chicago keyboardist Fred Simon has collaborated with heavies like Larry Coryell, and has recorded as a leader with support from the likes of Oregon reedman Paul McCandless as well as Pat Metheny Group bassist Steve Rodby and drummer Paul Wertico. Simon's own ensembles in the fusion arena take an interesting approach to this style of music, where many others fall into clich├ęd traps. At the turn of the millennium and beyond Simon has led several dates for the Naim label, issuing such albums as Dreamhouse (2000), Remember the River (2004), and Since Forever (2009).