For this unique project, Bob Belden collaborated with a contingent of Spanish musicians at Sear Sound Studios to create the musical adventure Miles Espanol to be released on Entertainment One Music.Conceived and produced by Bob Belden in conjunction with executive producers Chuck Mitchell and Eli Cane, this double-CD contains selected material drawn from Miles Davis' Sketches Of Spain and Kind Of Blue. More than 30 musicians assembled to reinvent the music of Davis and create their own compositions including Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, pianist Chano Domingez, drummer Alex Acuna, flautist Jorge Pardo, Sonny Fortune, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Rabih Abu-Khalil. Some of the musicians are former Miles sidemen, some are flamenco masters from Spain, some are from North Africa, and some are prominent figures in New York's Latin Jazz scene.Tim Hagans, Scott Kinsey, and Vince Wilburn Jr. (Miles Davis' nephew). Many of the performers worked alongside Davis onstage and in the studio.
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Bob Belden, Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Historian, Dies at 58 / New York Times
Bob Belden, a jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and record producer who was both a historian of the music and a force in moving it forward, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 58. He died three days after having a heart attack, his sister, Beth Belden Harmstone, said. Engaged and opinionated, Mr. Belden was part reformist and part conservationist. As a bandleader and record maker, h...
East meets West in Bob Belden's Miles From India
In a startlingly original recreation of music associated with jazz legend Miles Davis, co-producers Bob Belden and Louiz Banks have recast familiar themes from such landmark recordings as Bitches Brew, In A Silent Way, and Kind of Blue with an East Meets West sensibility on Miles From India. An incredibly ambitious project involving two dozen musicians from two separate continents recordin...
Bob Belden's Mixing of Cultures
For this unique project, Bob Belden collaborated with a contingent of Spanish musicians at Sear Sound Studios to create the musical adventure Miles Espanol to be released on Entertainment One Music.
Miles Espanol seeks to highlight the multicultural language of 21st Century Jazz drawing on?Spanish, Latin and Moorish inflections. Belden says, "In a way this record is a narrative. It's...