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Bar Hop

by Rich Walker Sextet

Straight ahead jazz and blues at its best.
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bar Hop
5:20 $0.99
2. Tyree's Blues
7:32 $0.99
3. Writin' The Blues
5:03 $0.99
4. The Navigator
7:21 $0.99
5. Venting The Flata
4:33 $0.99
6. Remember Me To Her
6:05 $0.99
7. Mescalito (Intro)
1:24 $0.99
8. Mescalito
6:37 $0.99
9. Too Loose To Trek
4:34 $0.99
10. Bossa Para Cece
7:24 $0.99
11. Fat City Bernice
8:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
New Release - Bar Hop, The Rich Walker Sextet

Altru Music releases a new cd - Bar Hop, The Rich Walker Sextet's third cd. Special guest, Donald Brown, a University of Tennessee jazz educator and Art Blakey alumni joins the Sextet on keyboards.

"Rich Walker's new cd, Bar Hop describes what I would do to hear Rich play! This cd is a fresh sound with beautiful and interesting original tunes, stellar playing by all involved and the nice surprise of Rich scat singing. All in all, a wonderful balance of many different musical realms in the inimitable style of the one and only Mr. Rich Walker." Mitch Holder

"If you're looking for top-shelf jazz-tunes, arrangements, feel, tone, dazzling playing and a variety of moods, Rich Walker and his group deliver in a big way. Every jazz fan will love these guys." Ted Greene

"Really superb compositions played and arranged beautifully by obviously talented musicians. Rich himself is reminiscent of Pat Martino and a touch of Wes Montgomery (and on 2 tracks, Manhattan Transfer and Mose Allison). Definitely a CD to listen to over and over!" Jack Wilkins

"Rich Walker's CD Bar Hop is one of the finest jazz guitar releases I have heard in some time. The musicianship is truly outstanding and the production is first class. Rich's guitar playing is soulful and melodic, his tone is beautiful, and his singing is something else! The supporting cast is top notch. I recommend this album to anyone who likes great jazz and great jazz guitar playing." Randy Johnston

"Riding high on the heels of his exceptional "Lazy Bird Revisited," the new cd "Bar Hop" by guitarist Rich Walker and his group of top-flight musicians demonstrates once again that good jazz exists. Walker's dark, earthy tone and effortless style ranges from searing heat to frosty cool - his approach always concise, always faithful to the music. The cd offers a variety of straight-ahead and Latin grooves infectious melodies and vocal excursions performed by skilled players proficient in the school of jazz. Enjoy, and get educated. Jim LaDiana - Vintage Guitar Magazine columnist

Bar Hop follows East Coast Standards Time that was released earlier this year which features Ira Sullivan and Richard Drexler with The Rich Walker Sextet. Ira was recently in Knoxville, TN giving a master class at The University of Tennessee, playing and recording at Allen Smith Studios with the The Mark Boling Trio, Carlos Fernandez, Rich Walker, and Richard Drexler on an upcoming album.

For information contact Carlos Fernandez at Altru Music or Rich Walker at

Altru Music
2809 Donielle Dr. Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
865-932-6779 865-385-9694



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Jenna Ameera

Rich Walker is the Jazz Man!
Rich Walker is very dear to me and many in our city. He is also a bright, deep and special soul!Guitarist/vocalist Rich Walker has been playing Jazz and Blues for thirty years, both on the road and in the Orlando area. In recent years, he has emerged as a leader, as an extraordinary soloist, and a very exciting Jazz/Blues vocalist.

It is obvious when one listens to Rich play that his roots are in the blues, citing his major vocal influences as Ray Charles, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter and Al Jarreau. Anyone with a love for, or a background in jazz will hear the influence of Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino and George Benson in Rich's guitar playing.

Rich is a familiar face in many of Central Florida's jazz clubs such as Valentyne's, Dexter's and the Joshua Tree. He has also played the Kool Jazz Festival, The Clearwater Jazz Festival, The Orlando Jazz Fest and the Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival. Rich has recorded recently with Ira Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Marion McPartland and Nick Brignola. Although Rich is a guitarist, he feels his most profound musical influence was that of the late saxophonist John Coltrane and "the music he left behind for us to learn".

Rich is the epitome of Jazz and Blues. He has my highest praise!