WALT WAGNER RECORDINGS
REWORKS - LIVE AT CANLIS • JUST RELEASED ON SUB POP RECORDS! •
My interpretations of the music of Band Of Horses, DJ Shadow, My Bloody Valentine, Prince, Fleet Foxes, Phoenix, and more. The songs were recorded live on October 9th, 2016 at the famed Canlis Restaurant in Seattle, Washington.
IN THE PINK
My 70-minute exploration of the music of Pink Floyd. That amazing ensemble's bluesy lyricism totally lends itself to the way I play the piano, and the huge, full sound of my concert grand measures up to the expansiveness of this music.
CHARIOTS OF FIRE
The CD single of my full-blown version. The most requested of any music I've ever done in performance.
Originally released (in 1986) on LP and tape, this is a collection of European and American carols—some familiar, and some not-so-familiar. Carefully remastered for CD, it includes three bonus tracks.
I'm grateful for the amazing response to this record, and for all of you who have sent encouraging feedback to me about it. Fourteen choice jazz and pop tunes — musical pearls, I think! — provide over an hour of listening. I'm currently putting the tunes together for Volume 2.
THE MIRACLE — CONCERTO FOR PIANO & ORCHESTRA; RHYTHMS — FOR PIANO, WINDS & PERCUSSION
My compositions, with me as pianist, recorded with Gerard Schwarz conducting the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. My classical musical background is evident in this music, as is the excellence of this orchestra and conductor. (My notes on these compositions are here.)
You can hear for yourself the beauty and warmth of Sue Nixon's voice on hymns and gospel songs, which I arranged for piano (naturally!), guitar, string quartet and African percussion.
DOWNLOADS — iTunes, and most of the other digital download sites. Direct iTunes links to: Reworks, In The Pink, Pearls, Chariots Of Fire, The Miracle, Spirit and Even There. If you don't have the free iTunes on your computer, you can get it here.
Projects in the works:
• Pearls, Vol. 2 — More of the best jazz & pop standards.
• The Comforter — Reflective interpretations of beloved, time-honored hymns of faith.
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