Walton, Frank / Reality -CD *Delmark 436
The Frank Walton Sextet is marked by creative excitement, a depth of emotion, subtle swing a measure of funk, and harmonic and melodic sophistication. These ingredients, coupled with poly-harmonies, poly-rhythms, and at times, poly-tonality, comprise the perfect mixture to describe present day jazz-Chicago style.
Frank Walton has a masters degree in music from the American Conservatory of Music (Chicago). He composes well and has mastered both trumpet and fugelhorn. Walton has worked in and out of the city with the big bands of George Hunter, Jimmy and Morris Ellis as well as the Muhal Richard Abrams Big Band. This AACM graduate has played with and backed such notables as Max Roach, anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Bookr Ervin, Gary Bartz and Arthur Prysock.