7 Psalms

7 PSALMS

Inspired by Johnny Cash and John Coltrane, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Radiohead, Walker wrote new music for the ancient Hebrew poems that are cries for help, howls of frustration and shouts of joy: “Have mercy on me, O Lord.” “How long, O Lord?” “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. —STAR TRIBUNE

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCE:
Sat Jan 23  8pm Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
7 PSALMS with the debut of The Radio Choir from American Public Media
conducted by Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Tickets and Information minnesotaorchestra.org

ALBUM: 7 PSALMS is available at CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon.

QUOTES

It is important that a creation reflects something of the creator, and with 7 PSALMS Jeremy has allowed us to know who he is. The piece is searching, soulful and swinging. This is a beautiful and important recording.
—TED NASH, Multi-instrumentalist/Composer, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

I wasn’t prepared for the power, scope, and enormity of 7 PSALMS, . . . It was sad and uplifting, stormy and hushed. It marched and it swung. It was requiem and hosanna, blues and hymn. —PAMELA ESPELAND, bebopified (April 2013)

Jeremy Walker’s voice as a pianist and composer is a marvelous thing—his music is both direct and thoughtful, stripped bare of excessive ornamentation, with something elemental and pure in it. 7 PSALMS is a very soulful recording, one that will reward repeated listenings. —DAVID BERKMAN Pianist/Composer, Professor in Jazz Studies, Aaron Copland School of Music, C.U.N.Y.

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