Aug 12, 2010

David T Walker - Press On

dusty sez:
Warmly chromatic and nicely tripped out guitar work from David T Walker – laid out over some great larger arrangements from the legendary Jerry Peters! The style here is a great blend of studio jazz and soul – a completely new recasting of the role of the guitarist in the soul instrumental field, and one that's clearly inspired by the styles of CTI and Kudu, yet a bit more straight ahead overall. Walker's guitar is amazing throughout – laidback, yet always filled with a strong sense of "voice" that really comes through – and other players on the set include longtime studio associates, like Harvey Mason on drums, Ernie Watts on alto, Tom Scott on tenor, and Oscar Brasher on trumpet. Titles are mostly covers, but done in really great versions – and tunes include "If You Let Me", "Superstition", "Work To Do", "Brother, Brother", "Press On", "Didn't I Blow Your Mind", and "If That's The Way You Feel".

barabara sounds sez:
Probably my favorite album of all from David T Walker, this funky joint from 1973 sees him lay down a fine groove from start to finish. A great cover too, with those sepia photos. Mr David T (as he's known over here) still visits Japan just about every year – and he's still playing with Clarence McDonald. This was the set list for last year's Xmas shows (check down the bottom of that page for English titles).


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

press on this link...

http://www.mediafire.com/?mqcohqrssv4kwqc

then press on the "Post Comment" button :-)

E-mile said...

TN, thank you ! This one I don't know yet!
Love his giuter playing (especially when he uses wah wah!) for example on Afrique, have some albums by him, this might be the bomb (1973!) can't wait to give it a spin.
peace, E-mile

E-mile said...

Crisp, funky & ultra-hip! Cool Stevie Wonder version too btw...thanks, I needed this [:-)
peace, E-mile

Simon666 said...

Thanks for this one TN! Nice "Superstition" version :)

drfeelgoed said...

Never heard of him before, but sounds interesting, so thanks in advance.

taro nombei said...

thanks for the comments — they make a big "imPRESS ON" ;-)

taro nombei said...

@ E-mile

time for a superstition mix?

E-mile said...

yep, maybe it's time for an all Stevie songs mega post again...
check out the latest druggy doings [:-)
peace, E-mile

taro nombei said...

@ E-mile

I did already. I suppose I should drop a comment shouldn't I...
:-)

Calisan said...

Great!! I've never seen on the blogsphere for years this rare album! reissued in our days?
Thanks

taro nombei said...

@ Calisan

JP limited-edition CD reissue... I think it's OOP already.
Enjoy! And thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

Nice one!

Nando said...

C´mon...besides, this includes an excelent trumpet with Brasher´s!!! Wooww... woow...wha, wha, whaaaa... so many, many thanks dear TN!!! Peace and respect.

taro nombei said...

@ Nando

yeah it's a good one, isn't it!
thanks for dropping by...

Φρικτός Νάνος said...

thanks a lot.gem!

taro nombei said...

@ Φρικτός Νάνος
welcome!

1Surfrider said...

An oldie but a goodie!

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Could you please post more albuns of David T. Walker for download ?
if it will be possible, try to post in 320 or flac quality ...

good week