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Mark Walker

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Grammy award-winning drummer/percussionist Mark Walker was born in Chicago, Illinois. He began playing drumset at age ten and played his first professional club, concert and recording gigs barely out of high school. He gained valuable experience performing an extremely wide range of styles in the Chicago area and later became a first-call session drummer and percussionist, playing on hundreds of jingles and record dates. Since moving to New York in 1995, he has performed and recorded with: Oregon, Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo, Caribbean Jazz Project, Dave Samuels, Andy Narell, Lyle Mays, David Liebman, Cesar Camargo Mariano and many more. He has appeared on major television shows such as: "Late Night with David Letterman," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "PBS presents..." and "BET On Jazz." He also appears on screen with Paquito D'Rivera in Fernando Trueba's Latin jazz documentary Calle 54 (Miramax). In the Education field he was appointed Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston (2001) creating a new curriculum, serving on the Education committee and teaching drummers, percussionists and ensembles. He has also served on the faculty at Drummers Collective in New York City

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Dice Que Vive (Signs Of Life)

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Once Upon A Time; Ondé; Mr. Iwai; African Boy; Igno Two; 10th Avenue; 11-2; Mantra; Time; An Illusion; Belén; Five Miniatures for Solo Piano; Ghost Owner

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Ondé

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 04:32

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News: Festival

11th Annual Arlington Jazz Festival with Headliners Randy Brecker And Mark Walker's World Jazz Ensemble from April 7-10, 2022

11th Annual Arlington Jazz Festival with Headliners Randy Brecker And Mark Walker's World Jazz Ensemble from April 7-10, 2022

The Arlington Jazz Festival (Boston) has scheduled a wide variety of musical events over a 4-day stretch in several venues around the town. The Festival, now in its 11th year, is presented by Arlington Jazz. This year’s headlining concert, held at the Regent Theatre on the final day of the festival, showcases legendary multi-Grammy award winning ...

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The Next Stage

Label: Big and Phat Jazz Productions
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Next Stage; The T and the Charles - Homage to Jimmy Giuffre; Funkissimo; No Answers, More Questions; Turnaround; Scrooge; Lydian Legacy, part one - Homage to George Russell; Lydian Legacy, part two - Homage to George Russell; Dances with Drums; Elegy for Jeff.

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The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Road Song; Tear it Down; Four on Six; Wes' Tune; Nelson's Groove; West Coast Blues; Jingles; Facing Wes; Leila.

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Article: Album Review

Lyle Mays: Eberhard

Read "Eberhard" reviewed by John Kelman


When pianist, keyboardist, synthesist and composer Lyle Mays passed away at the far too young age of 66 following a long battle with a recurring (but, to this day, undisclosed) illness in February 2020, it was a major loss for his fans. It was an especially deep body blow to those who'd followed his decades-long work ...

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Article: Album Review

Nelson Riveros: The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery

Read "The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


After delving into the repertoire of legendary guitarist Wes Montgomery at a gig in the not-so-distant past, six-stringer Nelson Riveros was struck with the idea for this tribute project. Playing true to Montgomery's work and legacy, while pulling from his own Colombian roots and imbuing the music with varied elements drawn from the broader Latin lexicon, ...

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2 Cents

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Tailwind; 2 Cents; Algo Bueno; Rat-Race; Miles Rumba; Critical Mass; Boperation; Una Para Ti; Passage.

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Unsaid

Label: Next Level
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1. Catch -22 [7:07] 2. Finding Ana  [5:39] 3. Unsaid [5:36] 4. Numbers [3:48] 5. Khnki Tsar [6:23] 6. Fevral' [4:58] 7. New Age  [4:38] 8. Tamzara [5:50] 9. Na Vulitse [7:10] 10. Tango Trece  [3:38] 11. . Na Gorushke, Na Gore [6:28] 12. Landscapes [5:25] 13. Chacarera del Descenso [6:22] 14. The Raven [5:47]


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