Selected Discography

Walter Smith III & Matt Stevens • IN COMMON

Co - led release w/ Matt Stevens, guitar. Also feat. Joel Ross, Vibraphone; Harish Raghavan, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums

Walter Smith III • TWIO

​Fifth release as a leader featuring Harish Raghavan, bass; Eric Harland, drums w/ special guests Christian McBride, bass and Joshua Redman, saxophone

Walter Smith III • Still Casual

Fourth release as a leader featuring Taylor Eigsti, piano; Matt Stevens, guitar, Harish Raghavan, bass; Kendrick Scott, drums; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet 

Walter Smith III • III

Third release as a leader.  On the Criss Cross label feat. Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Jason Moran, piano; Joe Sanders, bass; Eric Harland, drums; Logan Richardson, alto saxophone (special guest)  Release date 9/21/10

Walter Smith III • Live in Paris

Second release as a leader. Live recording that features Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Aaron Goldberg, piano; Matt Brewer, bass; and Marcus Gilmore, drums. Recorded 7/2008 at Sunside in Paris.  Release date 10/09

Walter Smith III • Casually Introducing Walter Smith III

Debut record feat. Ambrose Akinmusire, Aaron Parks, Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke, Lage Lund, Vicent Archer, Rueben Rogers, Kendrick Scott, Eric Harland, Matt Kilmer and Gretchen Parlato. Release date 3/7/2006

Ambrose Akinmusire • Origami Harvest

Ambrose Akinmusire's latest artistic statement

Eric Harland Voyager • 13th Floor

New Voyager Studio album feat. Taylor Eigsti, piano; Julian Lage, guitar; Harish Raghavan, bass; Eric Harland, drums.

Bill Stewart • Band Menu

Bill Stewart's new trio album with WS3 & Larry Grenadier, bass

Connie Han • Crime Zone

Connie Han's critically acclaimed debut album for the Mack Avenue label

Next Collective • Cover Art

New group featuring saxophonists Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, guitarist Matthew Stevens, keyboardists Gerald Clayton and Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Jamire Williams, and special guest trumpeter, Christian Scott. Release date 2/26/13 on Concord Records

Laurent Coq • Lafayette Suite

The result of a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts foundation F.A.C.E. grant (French- American Cultural Exchange), Laurent and I co-wrote the suite of music. Also feat. Joe Sanders, bass; Damion Reid, drums

Danny Grissett • The In-Between

Danny Grissett's great new album feat. Vicente Archer, bass; Bill Stewart, drums

Cassandra Wilson • Coming Forth by Day

Cassandra Wilson's new album paying homage to Billie Holiday. 

Dayna Stephens • Reminiscent

Dayna Stephens fun new album feat. Aaron Parks, piano; Mike Moreno, guitar; Harish Raghavan, bass; Rodney Green, drums

Eric Harland Voyager • Vipassana

Eric Harland's latest Voyager album feat. Taylor Eigst, piano; Julian Lage, guitar; Nir Felder, guitar; Harish Raghavan, bass; Chris Turner, vocals

Romain Pilon • The Magic Eye

French Guitarist/Composer Romain Pilon's latest trio album featuring two tenors (WSIII) and Ben Wendel

Ambrose Akinmusire • the imagined savior is far easier to paint

Ambrose's new project that features the quintet with lots of other amazing musicians including Theo Bleckmann, Becca Stevens, Cold Specks, Charles Altura, and the OSSO string quartet...enjoy!

Terence Blanchard • Choices

Terence's album that also features Fabian Almazan, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Lionel Loueke, Bilal, and Dr. Cornell West. I contributed two tunes to the album and everybody sounds amazing...

Donald Edwards • Prelude to Real Life

Donald Edwards great new album on Criss Cross feat. Orrin Evans, piano; David Gilmore, guitar; and Luques Curtis, bass with guest appearances from Nicholas Payton, Vivian Sessoms and Antoine Drye.

Jan Harbeck • Variations in Blue

A great collection of melodies recorded with danish saxophonist Jan Harbeck and his band.  

Ralph Peterson - The Duality Perspective

Legendary drummer Ralph Peterson's exciting new album featuring two bands - the FO'TET and the reunion of the sextet from a few years back. The sextet also features Sean Jones, Tia Fuller, Luques Curtis and Zaccai Curtis. Ralph really killed this one...Add Description here

Donald Edwards • Evolution of an Influenced Mind

Prolific drummer Donald Edwards new release on the Criss Cross Jazz label with a super creative band. feat. Orrin Evans, piano; David Gilmore, guitar; and Eric Revis, bass.  Release date 2/18/14

Ambrose Akinmusire • When the Heart Emerges Glistening

Ambrose's amazing debut for Blue Note records also feat. Gerald Clayton, piano; Harish Raghavan, bass; Justin Brown, drums

Eric Harland • Voyager: Live by Night

Harland's long awaited debut release also feat. Julian Lage, guitar; Taylor Eigsti, piano; Harish Raghavan, bass

Ambrose Akinmusire - Jazz Mix Festival

8 hours of live jazz concerts released on a double-Blu-Ray disc. 8 NYC bands filmed by a French crew in New-York on October 2008 in the finest jazz clubs in New York (their description). I'm here with Ambrose Akinmusire's group live @ the Jazz Standard. Bands also featured are led by Nasheet Waits, Vijay Iyer, Jaleel Shaw, Chris Dave and others.

Mose Allison - That's the Way of the World

Mose Allison's album released on Anti Records produced by Joe Henry.

Kendrick Scott - Reverence

Kendrick's 1st release on the Criss Cross Jazz label that also feat. Gerald Clayton, Mike Moreno, Derrick Hodge.

Sean Jones - The Search Within

also feat. Brain Hogans, alto sax; Orrin Evans, piano; Luques Curtis, bass; Obed Calviere, drums.

Ambrose Akimusire - Prelude

Ambrose Akinumsire's debut album on the Fresh Sounds New Talent label that also feat. Aaron Parks, Chris Dingman, Joe Sanders, and Justin Brown.

Christian Scott - Live at Newport

also feat. Aaron Parks, piano; Matt Stevens, guitar; Joe Sanders, Bass; Jamire Williams, drums.

Terri-Lyne Carrington - Real Life Story: Next Gen

Terri-Lyne Carrington's newest project titled Real Life Story: Next Gen, on the Sonic Portraits label...also feat. Ambrose Akinmusire, Kirk Whalum, George Duke, and many others...

Sean Jones - Kaliedoscope

Sean's 4th record on the Mack Ave. label. I contributed 2 tunes to the session including the title track. Also features Orrin Evans, Luquez Curtis, Kim Burrell, Sachal Vasandani, Obed Calviere, Brian Hogans, and others...

Kendrick Scott - The Source

Kendrick's debut record that also features Myron Walden, Robert Glasper, Aaron Parks, Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Derrick Hodge, Vicente Archer, Seamus Blake, and Gretchen Parlato...

Warren Wolf - Raw

amazing vibraphonist Warren Wolf's album...also features Darren Barrett, Charles Haynes, Lawrence Fields, Chris Funn, Jason Palmer and others...

Christian Scott- Anthem

also features Aaron Parks, Luques Curtis, Matt Stevens, and Marcus Gilmore

Sean Jones - Gemini

Sean Jones 2nd album as a leader on the Mack Ave. label. Also feat. Mulgrew Miller, Kenny Davis, and E.J. Strickland

Christian Scott - Rewind That

Christian's second album (first for Concord Records) also feat. Matt Stevens, Zaccai and Luques Curtis, Thomas Pridgen, and Donald Harrison

Mark Small/Walter Smith III group • Bronze

Co led release with excellent tenor saxophonist Mark Smallalso feat. Matt Stevens, guitar; Alan Hampton & Chris Van Voorst,bass; and Bill Campbell, drums.  Released on the Fresh Sound/New Talent Label.

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