Gene Walker

Eugene "Gene" Walker (14. February 1938 in (Columbus Ohio); 21st July 2014 ibid was an American rhythm and blues - and jazz - saxophonist.

Life and work 

Walker studied at Ohio State University and toured u. a. with Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, The Isley Brothers, Neil Diamond, Wilson Pickett and The Beatles. In his home region, he appeared with his band Gene Walker's Generations. Walker was inducted into the 1988 Columbus Musicians Hall of Fame.In 2000, he recorded the album Last Night in Manhattan, with Etta Jones as a guest vocalist. 2005 followed the album Friends, at the u. a. also Gloria Coleman took part. In the field of jazz he was involved between 1956 and 2007 in 14 recording sessions, u. a. with Stomp GordonByrdie Green, Johnny Hammond Smith , Freddy McCoy, Hank Marr , Lloyd Price and Chris Columbo . From 1989 to 2001, he taught at the Ohio State University in Columbus saxophone and ensemble playing, also on the summer courses of Jamey Aebersold.


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