Rich's new CD Bar Hop was released in November 2004
"Really superb compositions played and arranged beautifully by obviously talented musicians. Rich himself is reminiscent of Pat Martino and a touch of Wes Montgomery (and on 2 tracks, Manhattan Transfer and Mose Allison). Definitely a CD to listen to over and over!"
"If you're looking for top-shelf jazz - tunes, arrangements, feel, tone, dazzling playing and a variety of moods, Rich Walker and his group deliver in a big way. Every jazz fan will love these guys."
"What beautiful, creative, free-flowing jazz by Rich Walker and all the players with unique compositions you want to take home with you.....and learn."
"Rich Walker's CD, "Bar Hop" is one of the finest jazz guitar releases I have heard in some time. The musicianship is truly outstanding and the production is first class. Rich's guitar playing is soulful and melodic, his tone is beautiful, and his singing is something else! The supporting cast is top notch. I recommend this album to anyone who likes great jazz and great jazz guitar playing."
"Rich Walker's new CD, Bar Hop describes what I would do to hear Rich play! This cd is a fresh sound with beautiful and interesting original tunes, stellar playing by all involved and the nice surprise of Rich scat singing. All in all, a wonderful balance of many different musical realms in the inimitable style of the one and only Mr. Rich Walker."
Riding high on the heels of his exceptional "Lazy Bird Revisited," the new CD "Bar Hop" by guitarist Rich Walker and his group of top-flight musicians demonstrates once again that good jazz exists. Walker's dark, earthy tone and effortless style ranges from searing heat to frosty cool - his approach always concise, always faithful to the music. The CD offers a variety of straight-ahead and Latin grooves, infectious melodies and vocal excursions performed by skilled players proficient in the school of jazz. Enjoy, and get educated.
"Wow! Rich Walker plays terrific jazz guitar."