Jim Walker on flute with Mike Garson on piano, in a crystalline-pure recording of soothing, meditative jazz entitled Pied Piper.
This project was previously issued as 45 rpm audiophile LP in 1985 and CD in 1992: RR-18 "Reflections," long out of print and now collectible!
Pianist Mike Garson is best known as long-time music director for David Bowie and is perhaps the most versatile pianist working today.
Jim Walker, a dynamic soloist, is a legendary orchestral and studio musician, celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide.
"Pianist Mike Garson and flutist Jim Walker, both with jazz and classical backgrounds and experience, came together on this project to present songs that reflected both their backgrounds. The results are often musically impressive...As with all Reference releases, it's superbly engineered and sounds wonderful." - Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
"The tunes of Pied Piper are lyrical, impressionistic, meditative, and classical in nature. They abound in lovely melodies, and some do swing a little. The added track of Debussy's unaccompanied Syrinx fits into the mix beautifully; the spellbinding flute selection was the theme of a popular TV nature series many years ago. The recording quality is just superb, and though Garson's tunes are all of a piece, there is plenty of variety, making it a fine program for listening all the way thru." - John Sunier, AudiophileAudition
12 Original Mike Garson compositions
New high resolution digital remastering from the original analogue tapes
New evocative artwork for eco-friendly digipak
Transferred from the Analogue Masters to 176.4/24 digital
1. Portrait Of A Friend
3. First Song
6. Pied Piper
7. Syrinx (Claude Debussy)
8. The Park
9. Magic Spell
10. You're One Of A Kind