4 January 2009

JOHNNY WALKER - ADVENT















Johnny Walker for Walk-On from 1982.
Johnny Walker-Trumpet;Kim Davis-Bass;Larry Aberman-Drums Percussion;Charles Stephens-Trombone;Tom Chapin-Alto;Sam Turner-Percussion;Martin Aubert-Guitar;Robert Damper-Keyboards;Rick Kriska-Flute;Al Givens-Sax.
Produced,Arranged and Composed by Johnny Walker for Walk On Enterprises.
Private pressing business with a session spanning hard bop to funk for Johnny Walker who was hot to trot straight out of Lionel Hampton's big band.
"Arrival" and "Dipping" were the tunes bangin' out the jazz rooms at the time.
Here's what Lionel had to say about his young protege:
"Johnny Walker -Trumpeter,Flugelhornist,Composer,Arranger and Band Leader is destined to become one of the major voices of the 80s.When Johnny came to my band in 1980 he brought with him a a positive professional attitude and an eagerness to learn and develop musically.His trumpet playing showed maturity and strength whether out front soloing or as part of the section.As a composer his original works show imagination and assertivness.
Just like Clifford Brown,Nat Adderley,Kenny Dorham,Art Farmer and other great trumpet players who have come through my band,Johnny is ready to take his place with the great trumpet stylists of the 1980s."

Well so much for Lionel's faith in his young trumpeter-he sank without a trace after this outing.If anyone out there has any more info about Johnny leave it in the comments and we'll put the record straight.
btw It's a shame he doesn't get the benefit of the prices this lp goes for on ebay-take a look here!

15 comments:

bacoso said...

vinyl rip-no reissues:
http://rapidshare.com/files/179772662/ADVENT.rar

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

Thanks Bacoso, this looks great!! So happy to see OIR running strong in 2009.

Greg said...

Looks the bollocks finally downloading after a night of 500 internal errors!!!! Thanks mate ;)

JAZZYPIER said...

Very thanks for this, Bacoso.
And a Happy New Year for you and your family!
All the best

Pier

Suff Daddy said...

thank you!
and a happy new year!

karl said...

thank you

jaguar said...

Many thanks.

Happy New Year.

yy said...

Thanks a lot Bacoso

jazzmangr said...

nice job ... keep going

Simon666 said...

thanks bacoso!

Larry A said...

I'm the drummer on this disk! Some 27 years later. I was 17 when we started it. Johnny is principal at a charter school in Philly. And Kim the bass player is still killing em in NYC. I'm playing the show Zumanity in Vegas.

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thoth said...

charles stephens did some work with archie shepp, i think. interesting...

German S said...

Another new for me. Thanks for teach me and for share! Muchas gracias!

Willie Coleman III said...

Is there anyway you could reupload this album. Been looking for it for a while.