Track

Donald Walden

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

| Died: April 6, 2008    

Donald Walden

Donald Walden, saxophonist/composer received the Jazz Master Award presented by Arts Midwest in 1996, making him one of six Detroit musicians to receive this award. Walden presently holds the position of Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan where he's taught for the past 10 years.

Walden's career has included performances with a wide variety of of artists that include Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Aretha Franklin Hank and Elvin Jones.

Walden formed the Detroit Jazz Orchestra (DJO) in 1982 out of the need to develop a civic jazz orchestra to represent the city of Detroit...
read more

“One of the most satisfying aspects I find in the recordings of John Coltrane is an indefinable spirtuality that seems to emanate from his saxophone. Donald Walden plays with a similar intensity. That is not to say that Walden and Coltrane sound alike, because they don't. Both saxophonists play with a similar sense of urgency that makes me listen more carefully to their playing than I do to the playing of some other musicians” - John Laughter - Saxophone Journal

  • Focus

    Emanon Records
    2004

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

CD/LP/Track Review

Focus by Jack Bowers

More articles about
No videos available. Add a video now.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 8,930 Views: 3,217 Fans: 1

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how