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Although Sting is mostly known for his solo career and, before that, for fronting one of the most epic band of all times, The Police, his love for jazz has been a common thread throughout his career. His jazz sensibility became more prominent when he started his solo career with the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles and a band of young heavy weights from the New York jazz scene of the time, Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland, Darryl Jones and Omar Hakim. We continue our exploration of Sting's jazz projects and renditions of his jazz compositions by the likes of Lester Bowie, Pat Metheny, Esbjorn Svensson, Michael Brecker, collaborations with producer Hal Willner and more.
Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
The Bob Belden Ensemble "The Dream of the Blue Turtles" Straight to My Heart: The Bob Belden Ensemble Performs the Music of Sting (Blue Note) 0:16
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