Sunday, 13 September 2009

Frank Walton ”Reality”

Frank Walton

( LP Delmark Records, 1978 )
Catalog # DS 436
Also Cat. # Delmark 436

1. Safari (Crystal, Penson, Raisin)
2. Spongie (Frank Walton)
3. Waltz of the Prophets (Ari Brown)
4. Shorter’s Vibes (Ari Brown)
5. Change of Mode (Frank Walton)

Recorded March 27 – April 27, 1978

Personnel & Credits:
Frank Walton (trumpet and flugelhorn)
Henry Threadgill (alto sax)
Ari Brown (tenor and soprano sax)
Jodie Christian (piano)
Rudolph Penson (bass)
Ben Montgomery (drums)

This was Chicago trumpeter Frank Walton’s first release. He opens things up with a really funky fusion song called Safari that also appears on one of the Dusty Fingers compilations. The song has a great play between bass player Rudolph Penson and Joe Christian on the keys, with the horns as highlights. The rest of the album isn’t that impressive. You have bluesy jazz in Spongie, straight jazz in Waltz Of The Prophets, and some more fusion with Shorter’s Vibes, but nothing that matches the groove of Safari.

By Pier


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Bacoso said...

nice one - cheers jazzypier (and thanks for the invite too)

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