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Jack Walrath

An often exciting, thoughtful trumpeter and good arranger, Jack Walrath has steadily gained attention and exposure through his contributions to outstanding sessions. Walrath began playing trumpet at nine, and studied at Berklee in the mid- and late '60s while working with other students and backing up R&B vocalists.

He moved to the West Coast in 1969, and co-led the bands Change with Gary Peacock, and Revival with Glenn Ferris. Walrath also toured a year with Ray Charles. Walrath relocated to New York in the early 70s, and worked with Latin bands before playing with Charles Mingus from 1974 to 1979, an association that gave him a certain amount of recognition. Walrath contributed some arrangements and orchestrations to Mingus' final recordings.

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Albums

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Heavy Mirth
Strand Records
2010
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Ballroom
Ballroom
SteepleChase Records
2009
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In Montana
In Montana
Labor Records
2007
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Invasion Of The Booty Shakers
Invasion Of The Booty...
Savant Records
2002
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I Am The Walrath
Strand Records
1999
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Neohippus
Strand Records
1989
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