WALT WAGNER RECORDINGS
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 my Christmas recording, a collection of European and American carols—some familiar, and some not-so-familiar. Carefully remastered for CD, it now 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 — All of my music is available on iTunes and most of the other digital download sites. Here are the direct iTunes locations of: 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:
• LIVE AT CANLIS — A new album being released on Sub Pop in mid-2017 (on CD and LP!), it's music from my Canlis going-away concert—my takes on DJ Shadow, Band Of Horses, Prince, The Left Banke, My Bloody Valentine, Fleet Foxes...hey, I warn you, this won't be your grandmother's Walt Wagner. I've had a blast making this record.
Don't give up, these are coming too!
• PEARLS, VOLUME 2 — More of the best jazz & pop standards.
• THE COMFORTER — Reflective interpretations of beloved, time-honored hymns of faith.
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