Serendipity. Recorded live at the Player's Palace, Philadelphia.
Steeplechase Records, 11th August 1976.
Picked up this gem for peanuts a couple of months ago, and what a find.
Awesome stuff from '76, with Walt playing with Rudy McDaniels on Bass, and Edgar Bateman on Drums.
The atmosphere on this recording appears close, tight and compact.
A great example of what this blog is all about.
Taken from the liner notes by Chris Sheridan;
This is not easy, avuncular music. These are living, breathing creations, pulsating with everyday emotion: tranquility rubs shoulders with excitement: violence with wit: melancholy with joy. The forces that motor this music sometimes disquise the easy grip Walt has both on the vibraharp's tradition and it's future. This in turn, may suggest that Walt's work is "difficult", but, be not dismayed, it passes the ultimate test, in that it yealds up more of itself with every successive replying.
1: My Prayer
2: Magnificent Glimps
4: This way, Please