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Sam Walker Trio Plus One

by Sam Walker Trio

Jazz guitar trio playing traditional bebop with some modern vocabulary
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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1. Who Got In?
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2. November
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3. Eronel
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4. I Fall In Love Too Easily
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5. Deep Breadth
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6. Time Away
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7. Mr. Lucky
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8. Weathering the Storm
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9. Bluesette
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10. X-Ray Vision
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11. Scatter Brain
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12. Something Like Bags
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13. I Keep Going Back to Joe's
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Sam Walker Trio and the music on this album exist primarily because of friendship. Friendship was the catalyst for our beginning and I believe is the key ingredient to our continued success. In December of 2001, my niece called and asked if I could get a trio together to play a holiday party. So I called my number one standby Sam, I also contacted Roy, who had recently resumed playing after a substantial layoff due to health issues related to multiple sclerosis. They both happened to be two of my closest friends as well as two of my favorite players. During a break at the gig, someone mused that it would be fun if we might be able to work perhaps once a month as a trio. Our goal of one gig per month promptly became close to 100 engagements a year.

I’ll wage Sam and Roy would agree with me – the Sam Walker Trio has become the most rewarding musical experience of my life. It just comes as an added bonus that these guys are like brothers to me. Friendship is the key factor to our success. Sam and I have been working together for about 10 years. Roy and I go back to 1983. Even our personalities counterbalance one another. Sam is level headed and detail oriented, I’m dark and a disorganized mess, and Roy is off the wall with, let’s just say, “a lot of extra energy.”

Our small but loyal following has been asking about an album for quite some time and now we don’t have to say, “It’s coming, it’s coming!” any longer.

The addition of Joey Carter on this album was all but a forgone conclusion. Not only have Sam and I working with him for years, but Joey Carter is simply one of the most extraordinary musicians anyone could ever hope to perform with. Thank you, Joey!

This isn’t a perfect album. I don’t think I would change too much about it. One thing I’m dead sure of – I wouldn’t trade these guys for anything.

So many people would want to know, so here it is: Sam plays a D’Aquisto Jazzline, modeled after Jim Hall’s guitar, and a Heritage 535 through an Acoustic Image Clarus 1R with a Razor’s Edge Stealth 12 cabinet. Roy plays an old Gretsch kit with Bosphorus cymbals. Joey plays a Yamaha Vibraphone. My bass is a full size Mittenwald with an Acoustic Image Clarus 2 through a Flitesound 15” cabinet.

We hope you enjoy this recording and more importantly go out and support the local Jazz musicians in your area!

Kyp Green
Dallas, Texas
March 11, 2006

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Just Jazz Guitar, February 2007

They have a sweet sound, great groove and the solos are incredibly tasteful...
The Sam Walker Trio began initially as a group to provide music for a holiday party, explains Kyp Green in the liner notes. As Kyp gathered two of his closest friends and favorite players to work with it was quickly realized that this was more than a “pickup group.” From there they began booking more gigs and this, “…has become one of the most rewarding musical experiences of my life.” One listen and you can hear why. The Sam Walker Trio (plus Joey Carter) is a great band. They have a sweet sound, great groove and the solos are incredibly tasteful. Think of standards with a bit of the modern vocabulary and great connection between the musicians.
Many of Sam’s original tunes grace the disc. Walker writes in a very melodic style that reminds me of Miles Davis. His playing is tasteful and holds the listener’s interest. The band plays beautifully off of one another. There is a wealth of up and coming players out there and it’s difficult to decide whom to listen to. The Sam Walker trio should make your list.
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