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Wire Walker


Download links and information about Wire Walker by Joe Locke. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 58:53 minutes.

Artist: Joe Locke
Release date: 1993
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 58:53
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No. Title Length
1. A New Blue 6:46
2. May You Shine 4:57
3. Barbara 8:33
4. Six Years Remembrance 5:52
5. Stand Inside the Circle 9:49
6. A Time for Love 10:20
7. Young and Foolish 4:30
8. Wire Walker 8:06



Vibraphonist Joe Locke's career seemed to take off during his time working with Steeplechase, not only because of his formidable playing but his ability to vary his accompanists and the mix of music from one session to the next. This 1992 date features a rhythm section of Dave Kikoski, Ed Howard, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith, as well as saxophonist Danny Walsh. The group is clearly fired up on the opener, Jimmy Heath's "A New Blue," and easily maintain their momentum throughout the rest of the date. The lush treatment of Johnny Mandel's "A Time for Love" and his revival of the overlooked ballad "Young and Foolish" (inspired somewhat by pianist Bill Evans' trio arrangement) are also outstanding tracks. Locke contributed three originals; the very demanding post-bop "Wire Walker" proves that Locke's quintet can meet almost any musical challenge. Highly recommended.