La Cigale (Live In Paris)

SSC1079 1998-01-01

Track List

Directions - 10:12
Déjà Vu - 10:09
Psalm No1 (For The Heavens) - 9:53
Woman Of Mistery - 7:01
The Treasure - 5:31
The Dream Of The Blue Turtles - 7:14
Pas De Deux - 7:30
Sanctuary - 4:27


Bob Belden - tenor sax, cond/comp/arr
Jay Anderson - bass
Marc Copland - piano
Larry Farrell - trombone
John Fedshock - tenor sax, baritone sax
Tim Hagans - trumpet, fluegelhorn
Craig Handy - tenor sax, soprano sax
Jeff Hirschfield - drums
Carl Kleinsteuber - tuba
Ron Kozak - bass clarinet, alto, flute
Mike Migliore - alto sax, flute, piccolo sax
George Moran - baritone tuba
Jim Powell - trumpet, fluegelhorn
Peter Reit - fluegelhorn
Tim Reis - tenor sax, soprano sax
Chuck Wilson - clarinet, flute
Glenn Wilson - baritone sax

Like a very brilliant shouting star right before it blazes out into the heavens, the Bob Belden Ensemble enjoyed a brief but illuminating history. After recording Treasure Island for Sunnyside, the Ensemble traveled to France in the fall of 1990 for two exciting concerts, one at the Jazz En Tête Festival in Clermont-Ferrand and the other at the La Cigale Theater in Paris.

Despite the inherent acoustic limitations of live recording, the Paris Jazz Festival recording by Radio France vividly captures and conveys the energy, passion, and fresh musical perspectives with which Belden and his cohorts delivered the music on that memorable October night.