Jazz April: Special Guest Eric Walters Appreciates Jazz With Linda Yohn

Apr 14, 2017

Last October, WEMU offered "An Hour With Linda Yohn and WEMU" as a silent auction prize at the Riverside Arts Center fundraising party.  The recipient of the hour was bassist Eric Walters who loves playing all styles of music on acoustic bass.  In his hour of music and conversation, Eric touched on swing, bebop, blues, Henry Ford's plan for automotive plants around Michigan mill towns, the legacy of Ypsilanti's public school music teachers and experiencing live big band music in Eastern Michigan University's Pease Auditorium.

It's a fascinating hour of local history interspersed with some of the best music of any era:  Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Jaco Pastorius and the great local ensemble, The Brian Delaney Quartet which features Eric on bass.  I hope you enjoy the talk and tunes as much as I did. 

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— Linda Yohn is the WEMU Music Director, and host of 89.1 Jazz. On twitter @LindaYohn or email her at studio@wemu.org