Chris Walden: Master Arranger Earns Seventh Career GRAMMY Nomination

Renowned composer/arranger reacts to his 60th GRAMMY nomination, reveals how his kids broke the big news to him, and discusses the craft of arranging.

The German-born composer/arranger/conductor has built an illustrious career working behind the scenes with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Diana Krall, and Rihanna. Walden shared his reaction to his 60th GRAMMY nomination for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella, including finding out the big news from his kids, as well as his thoughts on working with Herb Alpert and the craft of arranging.

"I knew that we had a really special project here," says Walden. "Working for Herb Alpert was a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

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