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Treasure Island
     

Treasure Island

by Bob Belden Ensemble
 
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 the liner notes like a fantasy novel with overtones of The Twilight Zone. The gradually evolving music (which explores many moods) fits the narrative and

Overview

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 the liner notes like a fantasy novel with overtones of The Twilight Zone. The gradually evolving music (which explores many moods) fits the narrative and contains excellent solos from Belden (who is most influenced by Wayne Shorter), the plaintive trumpet of Tim Hagans, pianist Marc Cohen, altoist Mike Migliore, and Craig Handy's tenor. Belden also composed three of the other seven selections, arranging all of them, including Joe Zawinul's rarely performed but still modern "Directions," the Wayne Shorter ballad "Face on the Barroom Floor," the driving Bobby Watson piece "Country Cornflakes" (which has some intense Glenn Wilson baritone), and a modern rendition of "Basin Street Blues." Even with the fine solos, it is the variety of moods set by the colorful arrangements of Bob Belden that make Treasure Island a very impressive debut.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/1995
Label:
Sunny Side
UPC:
0016728104128
catalogNumber:
1041

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Belden Ensemble   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bob Belden   Leader,Tenor Saxophone
Jay Anderson   Bass,Rhythm
Glenn Wilson   Baritone Saxophone,Woodwind
Tim Hagans   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Brass
Mark Cohen   Synthesizer,Piano,Rhythm
Craig Handy   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Marc Copland   Piano
John Fedchock   Trombone,Brass
Jeff Hirshfield   Drums,Rhythm
Carl Kleinsteuber   Tuba,Brass
Ron Kozak   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute,Woodwind
Mike Migliore   Flute,Piccolo,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
George Moran   Trombone,Bass Trombone,Brass
Peter Reit   Flugelhorn,French Horn,Brass
Tim Ries   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Charlie Wilson   Clarinet,Flute
Chuck Wilson   Clarinet,Flute,Woodwind
John Fedshcok   Trombone
Tim Reis   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jim Powell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Brass

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
Bob Belden   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Keith Jarrett   Composer
Roy Hendrickson   Engineer
Ron Kozak   Contributor
A.T. Michael MacDonald   Producer,Engineer
François Zalacain   Executive Producer
Herb Boyd   Liner Notes
Worth Waring   Liner Notes

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