Blue Note Plays Sting

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Blue Note Plays Sting is an obvious nod to the marketplace. It was produced, arranged and compiled by the legendary Bob Belden. The core band on this set includes Bobby Watson, Tim Hagans, Flavio Boltro, John Scofield, Freddie Hubbard, Rick Margitza, Belden, Mark Ledford, and Jimi Tunnell. The singers are a cream of the crop selection including Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, Kirk Whalum and Cassandra Wilson. Musically, it sounds exactly as you'd expect it to: Belden's instrumental arrangements are overly sweet and flowery but most of the vocal performances are solid, including Elling's "Oh My God," Wilson's "Fragile," and Reeves' "Every Breath...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Blue Note Plays Sting is an obvious nod to the marketplace. It was produced, arranged and compiled by the legendary Bob Belden. The core band on this set includes Bobby Watson, Tim Hagans, Flavio Boltro, John Scofield, Freddie Hubbard, Rick Margitza, Belden, Mark Ledford, and Jimi Tunnell. The singers are a cream of the crop selection including Kurt Elling, Dianne Reeves, Kirk Whalum and Cassandra Wilson. Musically, it sounds exactly as you'd expect it to: Belden's instrumental arrangements are overly sweet and flowery but most of the vocal performances are solid, including Elling's "Oh My God," Wilson's "Fragile," and Reeves' "Every Breath You Take."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/2009
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • EAN: 8809144343538
  • Catalog Number: 4434353
  • Sales rank: 324,545

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fragile - Cassandra Wilson (4:38)
  2. 2 Roxanne - Tim Hagans (5:07)
  3. 3 Wrapped Around Your Finger - Dianne Reeves (4:40)
  4. 4 Straight to My Heart - Tim Hagans (6:21)
  5. 5 Every Breath You Take - Kirk Whalum (4:47)
  6. 6 Sister Moon - Phil Perry (4:55)
  7. 7 They Dance Alone - Rick Margitza (5:45)
  8. 8 I Burn for You - Jimi Tunnell (7:40)
  9. 9 Tea on the Sahara - Flavio Boltro (6:11)
  10. 10 Oh My God - Kurt Elling (3:56)
  11. 11 Fragile - Freddie Hubbard (4:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Shrieve Cymbals, electronic percussion
Bob Belden Synthesizer, Tenor Saxophone
Joey Calderazzo Piano
Terri Lyne Carrington Drums
Billy Childs Piano
Fareed Haque Guitar
John Hart Guitar
John Scofield Guitar
Bob Stewart Tuba
Bobby Watson Alto Saxophone
Cassandra Wilson Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jay Anderson Bass
Glenn Wilson Baritone Saxophone
Phil Perry Vocals
Jimi Tunnell Synthesizer, Guitar
Kahil El'Zabar Percussion, Hand Drums
Tim Hagans Trumpet, Flugelhorn
David Earle Johnson Percussion
Jerry Gonzalez Percussion
Ladji Camara Percussion
Reginald Veal Bass, Bass Guitar
Dennis Chambers Drums
Todd Cochran Keyboards
Adam Holzman Synthesizer
Rob Amster Bass
John Fedchock Trombone
Benny Green Piano
Doug Hall Synthesizer
Jeff Haynes Percussion
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Jeff Hirshfield Drums
Darryl Jones Electric Bass, Bass Guitar
Tony Kadleck Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ron Kozak Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, English Horn, Wood Flute
Mark Ledford Vocals
Rick Margitza Tenor Saxophone
Mike Migliore Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Wood Flute
George Moran Bass Trombone
Pat Rebillot Organ
Dianne Reeves Vocals
Peter Reit French Horn
Tim Ries Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soprano (Vocal)
Marcus Rojas Tuba
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Kurt Elling Vocals
Michael Raynor Percussion
Chuck Wilson Clarinet, Flute, Alto Flute, Wood Flute
St├ęphane Huchard Drums
Louis Winsberg Guitar
Eric Legnini Piano
Flavio Boltro Trumpet
Pippo Matino Bass
Billy Childs Trio Piano
Bobby Ray Watson Alto Saxophone
Fabrizio Sotti Guitar
Jim Powell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Abraham Adzenyah Percussion
Pippo Malino Bass Guitar
George Moran Bass Trombone
Doug Hall Synthesizer
Ron Kozak Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, English Horn, Wood Flute
Technical Credits
Sting Composer
Bob Belden Arranger, Liner Notes
Cassandra Wilson Producer
Phil Perry Arranger
Jimi Tunnell Arranger
Todd Cochran Producer, Audio Production
Benny Green Arranger
Mark Ledford Arranger
Matt Pierson Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Mark Wilder Mastering
Kurt Elling Producer
Laurence Hobgood Producer, Audio Production
Fabrizio Sotti Producer, Audio Production
Nicolas Pflug Producer, Audio Production
Maria Triana Mastering
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