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What the World Needs Now

JD Walter

Label: Arkadia Records
Released: 2023
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Golden Lady; I Was Telling Her About You; What the World Needs Now; Dressed In A Song; Beautiful Moons Ago; Tell Her I Said Hello; And I Love Her; Keisha’s Coy; It Never Entered My Mind; Now It’s Time To Go.


Album Description

This album of overlooked gems reveals JD Walter’s skills as a composer, his mastery of the intimate ballad, his talent for reinventing Pop and Jazz Standards to bring a new depth to these songs, and his ability to swing, scat, and harmonize like no one else. The album delivers a mix of a) three JD original compositions, b) reinterpretations of three pop hits (Stevie Wonder’s Golden Lady, Lennon and McCartney’s And I Love Her, Burt Bacharach & Hal David’s What the World Needs Now, and c) four poignant romantic Jazz Standards. The implicit hope for this album is a plea for peace and love, as highlighted by the title song What the World Needs Now. Although the words seem quite simple as a pop hit, it took Hal David two years to complete them, given that the controversy of the Vietman War was an underlying meaning of his lyrics. JD Walter, vocals Dave Liebman, soprano sax 8 Taylor Eigsti, piano 4, 7 Ari Hoenig, drums 8 Jean-Michel Pilc, piano 1, 5, 9 Gilad Hekselman..., guitar 7 Orrin Evans, piano 3 James Genus, bass 7 Steve Rudolph, piano 2, 10 Obed Calvaire, drums 7 Jim Ridl, piano 8 Tony Marino, bass 6 Steve Varner, bass 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 John Swana, trumpet 5 Greg Hutchinson, drums 1, 5, 9 Marko Marchinko, drums 10 




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