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Where Fusion and Tradition Meet

Read "Where Fusion and Tradition Meet" reviewed by Doug Collette


In the realm of contemporary jazz, drummer Denny Seiwell is a relatively new returnee after an extended stint as member of Paul McCartney's Wings, while keyboardist Robert Walter is long-time occupant of a self-created niche where he acts as bandleader when not in his charter member role in the Greyboy Allstars or collaborating with the likes of Phish's Mike Gordon on his latest solo project. Both these principals share an appetite for invention with the musicians who work with them ...

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Album Review

Robert Walter: Cure All

Read "Cure All" reviewed by Doug Collette


The advantage of working below the radar, as Robert Walter generally does, is that you are free of the cult of personality and celebrity that so often dilutes an artist's work. The disadvantage is that your good work, like Cure All, may not get the attention it deserves

It's not that Walter is without credentials. A once and future charter member of The Greyboy Allstars, he also fronts his own band, The 20th Congress, and continuously acts as role-player nonpareil ...

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Album Review

Robert Walter: Super Heavy Organ

Read "Super Heavy Organ" reviewed by John Kelman


Organist Robert Walter is best known as a founding member of the dance-jazz funksters known as Greyboy Allstars. But since the mid-1990s he's also been involved in other projects, like the George Clinton tribute band The Clinton Administration--featuring instrumental workups of classic Parliament and Funkadelic tunes--and Robert Walter's 20th Congress, an update on 1970s jazz/funk. Super Heavy Organ is the first disc he's made since relocating to New Orleans, and by recruiting a group of notable Crescent City musicians he's ...

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Album Review

Robert Walter's 20th Congress: Money Shot

Read "Money Shot" reviewed by Jim Santella


The classic soul-jazz organ combo is alive and well. Big John Patton and Grant Green gave us “Yodel." Here, Robert Walter and Elgin Park tear it up. Drummer Stanton Moore provides a solid Bo Diddley beat, as saxophonist Cochema Juan Gastelum offers echoes of that soulful sound. Live audiences would have to be on their feet dancing within seconds.

Walter's debut album is an enhanced CD with a 5-minute video and all the tracks & information online. It's one of ...


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