|Title:||Blue Note Plays Sting - various artists|
|Release date:||Jan. 2005|
|Remarks:||Ray Charles, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sting and Prince have been among the most original and influential artists to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century. Jazz musicians have always had a keen ear for pop tunes of lasting quality since Coleman Hawkins covered "Body And Soul". Blue Note celebrates the work of these great artist/songwriters with four all-star collections that gather inventive, defining versions of some of their most celebrated work.|
Personnel: Cassandra Wilson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Mark Ledford, Phil Perry (vocals); Tim Ries (soprano); Jimi Tunnell (guitar, synthesizer); Fabrizio Sotti, John Hart, John Scofield, Louis Winsberg, Fareed Haque (guitar); Mike Migliore (flute, piccolo, alto saxophone); Chuck Wilson (flute, clarinet); Ron Kozak (bass flute, wooden flute, bass clarinet, English horn); Bobby Watson (alto saxophone); Bob Belden (tenor saxophone, synthesizer); Kirk Whalum, Rick Margitza (tenor saxophone); Glenn Wilson (baritone saxophone); Jim Powell, Tim Hagans, Tony Kadleck (trumpet, flugelhorn); Flavio Boltro, Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Peter Reit (French horn); John Fedchock (trombone); George Moran (bass trombone); Marcus Rojas, Bob Stewart (tuba); Joey Calderazzo, Benny Green, Billy Childs, Eric Legnini (piano); Pat Rebillot (organ); Todd Cochran (keyboards); Adam Holzman, Doug Hall (synthesizer); Jay Anderson, Rob Amster (bass instrument); Darryl Jones, Reginald Veal, Pippo Malino (bass guitar); Dennis Chambers, Jeff Hirshfield, Teri Lynne Carrington, Stephane Huchard (drums); Michael Shrieve (cymbals, electronic percussion); David Earle Johnson, Jeffrey Haynes, Jerry Gonzalez, Kahil El'Zabar, Ladji Camara, Michael Raynor, Abraham Adenzenya (percussion).
Producers: Fabrizio Sotti; Nicolas Pflug; Matt Pierson; Todd Cochran; Laurence Hobgood
Compilation Producer: Bob Belden.
Liner Note Author: Bob Belden.
Recording information: The Power Station, New York, New York (1988 - 2003); Giant Studios, New York, New York; Yerres, France; The Green Mill, Chicago, Illinois.