According to his website Walter Beasley is the highest selling full-time Professor/Recording Artist in modern history. He describes himself as musical “Renaissance Man” for the modern generation or the heir to Grover Washington Jr.’s throne. Now we should be impressed.
Behind these titles you find a man, who has devoted his life to music. A man, who walked through ups and downs and has found his inner peace. Beasley’s success as an educator is his seven-day a week work ethic. “I’m in love with my work and this wonderfully crazy work ethic.” No wonder, that he surprises us with a new album nearly every year.
His new album is entitled Backatcha! and will be available Oct. 28, 2010. Walter comments: “There are no words to express how I feel about the new album. This in my opinion is my best studio project ever. Thanks to all for everything.”
Walter Beasley is joined on this project by multi-instrumentalist Chris Davis, who produced and performed on most of the tracks, further musicians are Phil Davis (keys), Sonny Emory (drums), Sam Sims (bass), Sean Michael Ray (bass), Derrick Cummings (guitar), Carl Carter (bass), Wayne Bruce (guitar), Tommy Copeland (guitar) and Tiffany Davis (background vocals).
The album could be entitled Under The Covers, because Beasley like Peter White has made the covers quasi to an art form. So he starts the album with Bill Withers’s megahit Lovely Day. A high appealing song showcasing Walter Beasley in his best role as singer. As Walter says, the melody speaks to you. Remember his early success as singer with Don’t Say Goodbye and he never loose this gift.