Earnest Walker, Jr. | Variations On A Groove

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Variations On A Groove

by Earnest Walker, Jr.

Stimulating smooth groove sax backed by the masterful playing and writing skills of Richard Tucker, writer and guitar player for Kindred The Family Soul and the talents of the world-renowned Philadelphia band BLIND DATE.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Welcome to the Party
0:38 $0.99
2. Sweetest Things
4:28 $0.99
3. P-Cola Bounce
3:16 $0.99
4. Mysterious Kiss
4:04 $0.99
5. Tiera's Dance
0:46 $0.99
6. Cruisin Down Broad Street
3:59 $0.99
7. Knockin at Your Door
5:41 $0.99
8. Between the Sheets
5:51 $0.99
9. Move Forward
3:31 $0.99
10. Key West Sunset
1:15 $0.99
11. Coolest Days
3:44 $0.99
12. That's the Way of the World
6:22 $0.99
13. Variations on a Groove
6:30 $0.99
14. I'm Out
0:48 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Earnest again steps out with a smooth groove jazz compilation that will make your heart soar. (Read Earnest's bio here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ewalkerjr). The entire album was mixed and mastered by the one and only Tracy "Rum" Nelson of Philadelphia. "I first played with Tracy at the prestigious club 'A Brave New World' in Philly and we have been friends ever since," Earnest recalls, "When I told Tracy that I was working on a new project he was adamant about being heavily involved". Not completely satisfied with adding his production skills to the project, Tracy added his writing knowledge on the second track, "Sweetest Things". His unmistakable expertise on the drums can be heard holding down the rhythm on this beautifully arranged piece.

On the third track, "P-Cola Bounce", Earnest demonstrates his outstanding writing skills in a tribute to his home town of Pensacola, Florida. "Growing up in Pensacola many of us affectionately nicknamed the city 'P-Cola'", Earnest states, "I do my best to perform there when ever I can get a chance. While there in 2005 the DJ of the club struck up a Marcus Miller song during our break called 'Bruce Lee'. Man, you have never seen a group of people get into a song they way they grooved to this one. This was uniquely Pensacola, people there don't care what's on the radio or what's 'popular'. They like what they like. When I head the kickin Gerald Albright alto solo on this song, 'P-Cola Bounce' flowed into fruition."

The fourth track is the first of two written by renowned composer Richard "Tuck" Tucker of Rich Boy Productions (tm). Tuck is a writer and guitar player for Kindred The Family Soul and has a host of production credits to his name. "I also first met Tuck at 'A Brave New World' and went on to play with him at some venues in New York." says Earnest, "In September 2005 Tuck, along with good friends of mine Timmy Hudson (drums) and Stacey McGee (bass) came down to Miami on tour with Kindred The Family Soul. We cruised South Beach and had a great time. I joked with Tuck, 'if you don't write me a song for my next CD I am going to not take you back to the hotel but drop you off in the middle of Miami! Apparently this worked because Tuck wrote not one but two songs for the project!" Earnest laughs. That creamy smooth guitar solo heard in the middle of "Mysterious Kiss" showcases one of the many talents of Richard Tucker.

To read more insights into the making of "Variations On A Groove" visit Earnest at http://www.earnestwalker.com. "One thing I love about being independent is that I am free to talk to everyone that drops me a line," says Earnest, "I carry my laptop on the road with me and delight in communicating with everyone". There is no doubt you will want to communicate with Earnest and everyone else you know once you buy this smokin album. It's sure to hold a spot in your CD player for months and possibly years to come.



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Upper Room Radio Show--Bridgeport Connecticut

Very good!
This is a great CD. For all music lovers, no excuse to not have this CD right now on your CD player. Very good!

Burst Radio--Bristol, United Kingdom

This is great to listen to when you want to relax
This is great to listen to when you want to relax, as such was great for playing random tracks out an air during exam time. Thank you and hope to hear more great tracks from you.



Patrick Van de Wiele

Earnest, man you’ve got what it takes!
Een zeer leuke kennismaking!

O\'s Place Jazz Magazine

This one rocks!
This one starts off jammin' with "Welcome To The Party" and we kept patting our feet all the way through! We only changed the pace to relax on the slower tunes like "Knocking At Your Door" featuring Walker's raspy sax and the Isley's "Between The Sheets". Then they get funky with "Move Forward" and "P-Cola Bounce". We also liked the vocal groove on "Coolest Days". This one rocks!


Your music is likea cool drink of water, i just needed to drink. fill me up again. I hope you pass by the studio and bless us with an interview the next time you are in the UK.

respeck king

sis.slaine producer,host of the inflomation show on www.playvybz.com

Scazzola Giovanni Pietro

Radio Gold Popular Network
EARNEST WALKER JR. Variations On A Groove A very good one-man-album. With some friends also of course. Because together our friends music runs better. Then by himself EARNEST WALKER JR. plays through many tracks near all the instruments. Or just all. And it's intriguing to see how WALKER builds his music, mixing well together electronic and acoustic tastes. But finally he doesn't need any other ingredient but his instrument to make music: listen to Tiera's Dance or the beginning of Variations On A Groove. And what a music. Preferred tracks: 3 P Cola Bounce - 13 Variations On A Groove

Urbain Van Geerteruy-Radio Beiaard-Belgium

...they are all good
I was surprised by the quality of the songs ! I can't tell you there is a bad song on the album,they are all good. Most of the songs I played on our radiostation. In a couple of weeks they will put the full album numbers on our playlists. I hope we can give you some feedback from our audience in the next few weeks or months. We will make sure that your album will be heard here in Belgium ! Best Regards, Urbain Van Geerteruy

FM 107.1 (2AAA) Australia

Great Sound
Great Sound, Always enjoy promoting overseas artists other than mainstream.

Highlands 100.7FM--Australia

What can one say about such a well played and produced album?
What can one say about such a well played and produced album? I'd like to say it is 'Earnestly Groovy' and shows many of the skills this saxophonist holds. For those who think Sax playing is somewhat passe, take a listen to this album and think again!
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