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Chris Walters
Born in New Orleans, Chris moved from New York to Nashville in 1989. When not touring with his own band, Chris performs and records as the keyboardist with various artists, including The Jeff Coffin Mu'tet, JD Souther, and The Peter Mayer Group. He has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary film scored by Bela Fleck.
At the age of 18, Walters was a finalist in the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra's Gershwin competition. Chris attended the Jazz Studies Program at Webster University in St. Louis, and was listed by them as a notable alumnus in a recent Downbeat magazine article. His debut album, "Strange Fruit", was featured on National Public Radio's Jazz South program, and his 2003 release, "Cool Blue Swing", garnered praise for 11 tracks of original music.
His most recent CD, "Yay! Everybody, Yay!" features new original songs as well as works by Alberto Ginastera and Cole Porter, with orchestrations around his small group performances.
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Compass Records 7 4473 2
recorded December 2006
Jeff Coffin, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, clarinet, flute, kalimba, vocals
Barry Green, trombone
Roy Agee, trombone
Rod McGaha, trumpet
Joe Murphy, sousaphone
Kofi Burbridge, flute, keyboards, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer piano
Pat Bergeson, guitar
Béla Fleck, banjo
Chris Walters, piano, Hammond organ
Felix Pastorius, bass
Alana Rocklin, bass
Doug Belote, drums
Future Man, drums
Ear Up Records
recorded 2011 in Austin, TX; Evanstone, IL/USA
Jeff Coffin, sax, flute
Bill Fanning, trumpet
Kofi Burbridge, flute, keyboards, piano
Rob Block, guitar
Mike Seal, guitar
Chris Walters, piano, keyboards
Felix Pastorius, bass
Jeff Sipe, drums
Joe Caploe, percussion
Leonice Shinneman, kanjira
Side Up
Ear Up Records EU0405
recorded February and May 2013 in Nashville/TN/USA
Jeff Coffin, sax, percussion
Denis Solee, tenor sax
Barry Green, Roy Agee, trombone
Bill Fanning, trumpet
Mike Haynes, Rod McGaha, trumpet
James Dasilva, guitar
Ryoko Suzuki, harmonium
Chris Walters, piano, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Fender Rhodes
Pat Bergeson, harmonica
Radha Botofasina, harp
Felix Pastorius, bass
Roy 'Futureman' Wooten, drums, percussion
R. Scott Bryan, congas
Zakir Hussain, tabla
Herlin Riley, tambourine

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