Archive for May 16th, 2011

Walter Duda – Kindred Spirits

Bridgeport native Walter Duda is a smooth jazz veteran, who excels with great contributions to the smooth jazz world. Daylight Again (2000) was his first album with the focus on piano. In 2005 followed Sole Intention, 2008 Notes From The Coast and 2011 Kindred Spirits. All albums are released by Walter’s label World Alert Records and distributed via Orchard.

“I dedicate the CD to the many musicians who have inspired and influenced me (Brian Auger, Michael Franks, Mose Allison, Brian Wilson, George Duke, Dion, Marvin Gaye, Yes, King Crimson and many others). We are all kindred spirits!”

Walter composed all songs on his new album. The album was co-produced by Grammy Award winning producer Jeff Jones. Featured musicians are Will Lee and Steve Clarke (bass), Chris Parker, Johnny Montagnese and Joel Rosenblatt (drums), Al Ferrante and Tim DeHuff (guitars), Chris Herbert (flute) and the Harris Brothers (horns).

“I am pleased to have such professional musicians as Will Lee, Chris Parker and Bill & Don Harris record my music, as well as other talented players,” comments Duda. “I recorded my piano parts at home and Will Lee’s bass tracks in New York City on my Yamaha AW2816 and the horns and drums were recorded at Carriage House studios in Stamford, CT.”

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