James "Jim" Walker is an American flutist and educator. He is 73 years old (as of January 2018). He is the former Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the founder of the jazz quartet Free Flight. Since 1984, he has focused most of his attention on jazz performance and flute pedagogy. Walker was raised in Greenville, Kentucky and graduated from Central City High School in Central City, Kentucky. He attended the University of Louisville.
This obscure LP was the debut album for Free Flight, a remarkable group that was always capable of playing jazz, classical and crossover, often switching back and forth. Flutist Jim Walker and pianist Milcho Leviev were the co-founders (bassist Jimmy Lacefield and drummer Peter Erskine complete the quartet), and the emphasis on this album (unlike later ones) was on jazz interpretations of classical themes. Leviev adapted melodies by Bach, Samuel Barber, Henri Dutilleux, Debussy and Poncho Vladigerov.
Free Flight (band), an American jazz band led by Jim Walker. Free fall (disambiguation). Chicago 18 is the fifteenth studio album by the American band Chicago, released on September 29, 1986. As the successor to 1984's multiplatinum hit Chicago 17, this album is the first without cofounding member Peter Cetera. This is also the first album to feature Jason Scheff on bass guitar and vocals. With Cetera having quit the band in 1985 in favor of a solo career, Chicago eventually hired Jason Scheff to fill Cetera's position as vocalist and bassist
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Nite Flights is the sixth and last studio album by the American pop group The Walker Brothers, released in July 1978. Each member of the group wrote songs for the album: two by Gary Walker with Scott Walker and John Walker each contributing four. The Electrician" was released as a single from the album. The four Scott-penned tracks were released on that year's Shutout EP. The album was recorded in February 1978 in the UK at Scorpio Sound, London, England.
Recent Free Flight recordings are "Free Flight 2000" and "The Best of Free Flight" on Warner Bros. Retrieved 2008-01-07. Stewart, Zan (January 7, 1987). Flutist enjoys his solo jazz flight". USC Thornton School - James Walker profile. MusicBrainz: 972-5bb127f34b3f.
CreditsJohann Sebastian Bach - Composer
Samuel Barber - Composer
Claude Debussy - Composer
Henri Dutilleux - Composer
Free Flight - Primary Artist
Milcho Leviev - Composer
Jim Walker - Flute, Primary Artist
|1||Work(s) Suite in B Minor (Arr as "Bach's Groove") Johann Sebastian Bach||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|
|2||Adagio for Strings (Arr. from 2nd Movement of String Quartet), For ... Samuel Barber||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|
|3||Sonatina for Flute & Piano Henri Dutilleux||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|
|4||Work(s) Sonata No. 4 in C Major Johann Sebastian Bach||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|
|5||Pavane for a True Musical Prince Milcho Leviev||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|
|6||Bulgarian Boogie Milcho Leviev||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|
|7||Syrinx, For Solo Flute, L. 129 Claude Debussy||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|
|8||Carnival Cortege for Flute & Piano||Jim Walker feat: Free Flight|