Fun at the Factory

Fun at the Factory cover
March 5, 2008
Trio Wag
Duct Tape Music
Producer: Gary Wittner
Number of discs: 1

Trio WAG is:

Walt Szymanski – trumpet, vocals
Alex Harding – bari sax
Gary Wittner – guitar

  1. Makin’ Whoopee
  2. Fun at the Factory
  3. Que Lastima!
  4. Blue Monk
  5. Squeaky
  6. St. Louis Blues
  7. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
  8. Caravan
  9. What a Wonderful World

Trio WAG, born in 2001, was originally Walt Szymanski’s idea. The three musicians were playing at a session in Brooklyn, NY with 3 horns and a full rhythm section including bass and drums. Walt had been thinking about applying for a State Department Jazz Ambassadors grant that was specifically for trios, and somehow, in his mind’s ear he was able to hear the combination of bari sax, guitar and trumpet as a working trio. Since then, Trio WAG has toured twice for the State Department (Serbia/Montenegro/Slovenia and Papua New Guinea/Fiji) and performed in clubs and festivals in New York and the Eastern United States. The group’s repertoire embraces many styles including New Orleans, Swing, Blues, Latin, Post-Bop and Free Jazz.

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