Spirit Of ’70, Robert Walter’s 1996 solo debut–and collaboration with sax legend, Gary Bartz–was issued on vinyl for the first time this month. To commemorate, Walter steps up for his third Lagniappe Session in eight years. Inspired as ever, this third round finds the artist dipping into exotica, reggae, nascent rap and the jazz of Silver Cycles.
Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Hammond B3 composer and bandleader Robert Walter sees the […]
Last month saw the release of Get Thy Bearings, Robert Walter’s fourth record with the 20th Congress, and the groups first record together in a decade. A soul jazz vet, founding member of the Greyboy Allstars and Hammond B3 wunderkind, Walter has gigged with everyone from Gary Bartz, Fred Wesley and Andy Bey, to contemporaries Skerik, and Stanton Moore. I’ve personally seen Walter in action, in one form or another, twenty some odd times. His versatility never disappoints, as reflected in this week’s installment of The Lagniappe Sessions.