Riding the wave of my newly found favorite website (Nugs.net) I have been having a field day exploring the vast quantity of good music from both musicians I have been very acquainted with and those that I’ve never heard before. There are some artists that I have heard about but honestly had never been presented the opportunity to learn more about; luckily Nugs.net offers you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the artists and their music.
One such band that I feel compelled to enlighten the masses about is Robert Walters 20th Congress, simply the the best Hammond B3 groove I’ve had the pleasure to listen to compared to the likes of Joey DeFrancesco, Galactic, and the late great B3 groove masters Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff.
Robert Walters sound is a culmination of both Jimmy Smith and late Cannonball Adderly; soulful groove with a twist of Herbie Mann (on the song Fathom Five). You can catch an incredible live show on Nugs.net for free streaming audio or better yet, free download for your personal music stash.
There are two shows avialable on Nugs.net and I highly recommend the Funkyard Festival (Long Beach, CA) recorded in 2001. Highlights on this set are Fathom Five, Almendra, and Orange Peel, honestly they’re all really good and I’m sure you will find your favorites. The show is a non-stop groove fest, check it out and tell us what you think!
Robert Walter might be a name familiar with some who have listened to The Greyboy Allstars.