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Bob Belden

Bob Belden
Born: Oct 31, 1956 in Charleston, SC
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Genre: Jazz
Biography: One of the most adventurous arrangers of the 1990s and 2000s, Bob Belden took the music of Puccini, Prince, and (with the most success) Sting, and turned it into jazz. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1978, he was with Woody Herman's Orchestra for 18 months, worked with Donald Byrd ...Read full biography
Treasure Island
Released: 1990
Label: Sunnyside Communications
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For his recorded debut as a leader, Bob Belden put together an adventurous and thought-provoking set of highly original music. The tenor saxophonist's six-part 34-minute Treasure Island Suite reads in ...Read full review
Straight to My Heart: The Music of Sting
Released: 1991
Label: Blue Note
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This project, interpretations of ten songs written by Sting, would not seem to have much potential from a jazz standpoint. But by reharmonizing the tunes and contributing inventive charts for a notable ...Read full review
More Bob Belden Ensemble albums: Main Albums (10)