|Tags:||jazz jazz guitar guitar banjo|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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17 October 1958, Newport Beach, California, USA. Alden began playing guitar when he was 10 years old, using recordings by well-known jazzmen as his guide. In his early teens he played professionally in the Los Angeles area and at 16 took formal lessons from Jimmy Wyble, a former member of the Red Norvo Trio. He later met Dan Barrett, with whom he formed a friendship, and continued to find work in and around Los Angeles. In the late 70s Alden joined Norvo for a season in Atlantic City. In 1982 he relocated to New York City and was immediately in demand, working with leading jazz players such as Joe Bushkin, Ruby Braff, Joe Williams and Woody Herman. Throughout the 80s and into the 90s he continued to play in the New York area, with artists such as Warren Vaché Jnr. , Kenny Davern, Benny Carter, Monty Alexander and Flip Phillips, and established a significant musical relationship with Dan Barrett, making records and touring the world for concert and festival...