12/05/12 By Spectra Jazz News
Spectra Jazz introduces guitarist Michael Walker
A debut CD release is planned for December 11, 2012
Michael Walker (b. November 19, 1959 - Newport, Arkansas), began as a blues guitarist influenced by the legendary B.B. King.
A lifelong love affair with the guitar lead up to the year 2000, where Michael became leader of a local R&amp;amp;amp;B cover band called “Chill Factor” of Dallas, Texas.
After 12 years with the group, he turned his interests towards Smooth Jazz leaving the band to create his debut release “A Smoother You” .
After sending a few tracks to producer/guitarist Paul Brown, Michael forged ahead and later signed with Spectra Jazz Records.
The project differentiates from the normal "Smooth Jazz" offering in that it features vocals and a style representative of 'Southern Soul'.
In addition to guitar skills, Walker enlists musicians such as Drummer Kenny Washington II, Quentin Moore (Keyboards, Wah Wah guitar, Bass &amp;amp;amp; Vocals), John Robinson (Bass), Vandell Andrew (Alto Sax), Dunye Nasuhoglu (Congas, Percussion), Karen Bernod (Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu) (Vocals) and Spectra Jazz artist Earl “Tee” Harris of the Los Angeles group“3rd Scenario” (Vocals).
The album is slated for digital release on December 11, 2012 with physical release in Spring of 2013.
Michael Walker website:
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