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
VIDEO & QUOTES
Watch a short preview video for the CD Release Concert:
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.
*A very special thank you to the 7 PSALMS recording choir: Calley Bliss, Roxy Stouffer Cruz, Mark Donlin, Joseph Ellickson, Katie Gearty, Angela Keeton, Seth Keeton, Rick Latterell, Brian Link, Marita Link, Bryan O’Neil, William Pederson, Sandra Schoenecker, Lily Cristina Troia, Ingrid Verhagen, Kari Marie Walker, Robert Wojcicki, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
7 PSALMS Playlist