walt fowler

Walt Fowler toured with Billy Cobham in 1975.







zappa / mothers: roxy & elsewhere
   (1974, 2lp, usa, discreet)


1975 cobham, billy- funky thide of sings

  air pocket: fly on
    (1976, lp, ??, ??) - feat. fowler brothers, albert wing, mike miller, chester thompson  //  reissued on cd in 2002


1977 angelle- angelle


1977 stallion- stallion


johnny guitar watson: real mother for ya
    (1977, lp, ??, ??) - feat.walt fowler / re-issued on cd in 1994


1977 watson, johnny guitar- funk beyond the call of duty

  george duke: from me to you (9)
    (1977, lp, ??, epic records pe 34469) -  feat.walt fowler

1978 white, michael [violin]- x factor


1978 conte, luis- black forest (trumpet, flugelhorn)


1979 watson, johnny guitar- what the hell is this


1980 watson, johnny guitar- love jones

  flo & eddie: rock steady with flo & eddie
    (1981, lp, usa, epiphany records) - feat.albert wing, walt fowler


robert williams: buy my record
    (1981, 12", usa, a & m records  sp-12401) - feat. various zappa & beefheart alumni

  the grandmothers: lookin' up granny's dress  (3)
    (1982, lp, us, rhino records  rnlp 804) - feat. various ex-moi; incl.zappa compositions

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1984 watson, johnny guitar- strike on computers


1985 tribute to kurt weill:- tribute to kurt weill: lost in the

  fowler brothers airpocket: hunter
    (1985, lp, usa, fossil records fbr 001) - feat. albert wing, chester thompson  //  reissued on cd in 1993

  julie kelly: never let me go
    (1985, lp, usa, pausa records) - feat. walt fowler

1986 upchurch, phil- l.a. jazz quintet (flugelhorn)

  steve fowler: captured  (1)
    (1987, lp, usa, eclipse music)
 - feat.walt and bruce fowler

1987 conte, luis- la cocina caliente (trumpet, flugelhorn)


1988 denon jazz sampler, vol. 3



frank zappa: broadway the hard way
   (1988, 2lp, usa, barking pumpkin)

  fowler brothers: breakfast for dinosaurs
(1988, cd, usa, fossil fbr 1002) - feat. albert wing, chester thompson, vinnie colaiuta, ike willis


1988 fields, brandon- traveler (trumpet, flugelhorn, horn arrangements, mixing)

  ed mann: get up (1)
    (1989, cd, ger, cmp cd 38) - feat.bruce & walt fowler, chad wackerman

1989 ridgway, stan- mosquitos


1989 matsui, keiko- drop of water (flugelhorn)


ed mann: perfect world  (2)
    (1990, cd, ger, cmp  cd 45) - feat.bruce & walt fowler, chad wackerman


1990 pacific heights- pacific heights


1990 mateos, miguel- obsesion


bruce fowler: ants can count (2)
    (1990, cd, us, terra nova tnd-9002) - inside cover art by don van vliet  /  feat.
various zappa alumni


1990 vazquez, roland- no separate love


1990 nova collection '90- nova collection '90


zappa / mothers: unmitigated audacity
    (1991, cd, usa, rhino foo-eee records r2 70540)

55 frank zappa: the best band you never heard in your life
   (1991, 2cd, usa, barking pumpkin)

  billy childs: his april touch
    (1991, cd, usa, ??) - feat. walt fowler, bruce fowler 

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1991 gambale, frank- note worker (flugelhorn)

56 frank zappa: make a jazz noise here
   (1991, 2cd, usa, barking pumpkin)


frank zappa: you can't do that on stage anymore vol.4
   (1991, 2cd, usa, ryko)  
  zappa / mothers: unmitigated audacity
    (1991, cd, usa, rhino foo-eee records r2 70540)
  arthur barrow: music for listening (1)
    (1991, cd, usa, tom&slev's new masters green 01) - feat.walt fowler, bruce fowler, tom fowler, robert williams

  chester thompson: a joyful noise
    (1991, cd, usa, blue moon / moo records r2 79341) - feat.charles owens, walt fowler, steve fowler, bruce fowler and george duke

tom fowler: heartscapes
    (1992, cd, usa, fossil records) - feat. lots of zappa alumni


1992 scott, marilyn- smile (flugelhorn)

59 frank zappa: you can't do that on stage anymore vol.6
   (1992, 2cd, usa, ryko)

1992 fields, brandon- other places (synthesizer, trumpet, flugelhorn)


1992 cmpler 2- cmpler 2 (trumpet, flugelhorn)

  steve fowler: the last blue sky  (2)
    (1992, cd, usa, fossil records) - feat.walt, bruce and tom fowler, albert wing, chester thompson and ed mann


1993 jason, sonya- tigress (flugelhorn)

  bruce fowler: entropy (3)
   (1993, cd, us, fossil records fbr 1005) - feat.steve, tom & walt fowler, a.wing, ch.thompson, k.mcgettrick

  jack bruce: somethin' else
    (1993, cd, usa, ??) - feat. bruce & walt fowler

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1993 hutchins, norman- don't stop praying (trumpet, flugelhorn)


chad wackerman: the view (2)
(1993, cd, ger, cmp 64) - feat. walt fowler


1993 fallen angels- fallen angels [ost]

  don preston: vile foamy ectoplasm (1)
    (1993, cd, ger, muffin records muffin cdmr 003) - feat. ex-moi and ex-zappa bandmembers 

1994 nicastro, michelle- reel imagination: classic songs


1994 fields, brandon- brandon fields (trumpet, flugelhorn,keyboards, fender rhodes)



frank zappa: civilization phaze III
   (1994, 2cd, usa, barking pumpkin)

1995 abdul, paula- head over heels


tony williams: wilderness
    (1995, cd, ??, ??) - feat. michael brecker, walt fowler, earle dumler, bob zimitti

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1995 frank zappa- strictly commercial [lp vinyl only]

  arthur barrow: eyebrow razor (2)
(1995, cd, usa, muffin records productions mrp 024) - feat.
lots of zappa alumni


1996 broken arrow- broken arrow


1996 muppet treasure island (orchestration)


1996 gravitte, debbie shapir- alan menken album


1996 rock- rock [ost] (orchestration)

  steve tavaglione: blue tav
    (1997, cd, ??, creatchy productions) - feat.walt fowler, vinnie colaiuta

1997 henderson, scott- tore down house (trumpet, flugelhorn)


1997 crimson tide/rock- crimson tide/rock (orchestration)


1997 face off [ost]- face off [ost] (orchestration)


1997 garfield, david- tribute to jeff porcaro (trumpet, flugelhorn)

  randy waldman: wigged out
    (1997, cd, usa, ??) - feat. vinnie colaiuta, walt fowler

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1998 scott, marilyn- avenues of love

  gregg karukas: blue touch
    (1998, cd, ??, verve) - feat.walt fowler
  rhythm logic: rhythm logic
    (1999, cd, ??, zebra) - feat.walt fowler, albert wing
  neil sadler: theory of forms
    (1999, cd, usa, bleeding arts ba 10012) - feat.m.keneally, walt, steve and bruce fowler and kurt mcgettrick


     (can be heard on radio free kansas- http://www.tafcommedia.net/music.htm- show 8a)


1999 andy summers- green chimneys (tribute to thelonius monk)


1999 matthew sweet- in reverse (reverse trumpet, trumpet, flugelhorn)

  chad wackerman: scream (3)
    (1999, cd, ??) - feat. walt fowler


allan holdsworth: sixteen men of tain
    (2000, cd, japan, ??) - feat.walt fowler, chad wackerman


2000 ed fowler/steve fowler- no hyenas  


2000 michael o'neill- never too late  


2000 simon phillips/jeff babko- vantage point   


2000 kevyn lettau- police   


gregg karukas: night shift
    (2000, cd, ??, n-coded music) - feat.walt fowler


2000 the adventures of rocky and bullwinkle (orchestration)

  the grandmothers: the eternal question
    (2001, cdr, ger,
inkanish records) - feat. various ex-moi; incl.zappa compositions


2001 pat boone- short stories   


2001 mitchel forman- mr. clean   


2001 shrek (orchestration)


2001 pearl harbor (orchestrations)

  the banned from utopia: so yuh don't like modern art  (2)
    (2002, cd, usa, favored nations) - various compositions by frank zappa; feat.various zappa alumni

  mitchel forman quintet: mr.clean - live at the baked potato
    (2002, cd, usa, skip) - feat. walt fowler  //  re-released in 2011
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  david garfield: giving back
   (2005, cd, ??, ??) - feat.walt fowler, vinnie colaiuta
  david garfield & friends: the stete of things
    (2005, cd, eur, esc records) - feat. walt fowler, john guerin, vinnie colaiuta, allan holdsworth
  paul taylor: nightlife
    (2005, cd, ??, peak) - feat.walt fowler


frank zappa: trance-fusion
    (2006, cd, usa, zappa records)

  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraa birthday bundle
    (2006, itunes, -) - feat. frank, moon, dweezil, ahmet & diva zappa

  scott kinsey: kinesthetics
    (2006, cd, ??, abstract lobix) - feat.walt fowler, vinnie colaiuta
  jimmy carl black: when do we get paid?
    (2007, cd, usa, crossfire) - feat. don preston, walt & tom fowler
  don preston: vile foamy ectoplasm
    (2007, cd, usa, crossfire publications) - feat. frank zappa, ex-moi and ex-zappa bandmembers
  bunk gardner: it's all bunk!
    (2007, cd, usa, crossfire publications) - feat. various ex-moi
  lucinda williams: little honey
    (2008, cd, ??, lost highway) - feat.walt fowler
  james taylor: covers
    (2008, cd, ??, hear music) - feat.walt fowler, lou marini

the mar vista philharmonic: no forest fire
    (2009, cd, norway, zonic entertainment) - feat. t.mars, w.fowler, b.fowler, k.mcgettrick, a.barrow, v.colaiuta

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     fields, brandon- other side of the story (synthesizer, trumpet, flugelhorn)

       feather, lorraine- body remembers  
  lucinda williams: little honey
    (2008, cd, usa, lost highway) - feat. bruce fowler, walt fowler, albert wing
  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraaa birthday bundle 21 dec 2008
    (2008, itunes, -) - feat. frank, dweezil, ahmet & diva zappa

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  mike miller quintet: world goes round
    (2008, cd, usa, wakonda music) - feat. walt fowler, alber wing, chad wackerman

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  bunk gardner: it's all bunk! (reloaded)
    (2010, download, -, crossfire publications)
= revised edition - download only

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robby krieger: singularity
    (2010, cd, usa, oglio ogl89160-2) - feat. bruce fowler, sal marquez, arthur barrow, vinnie colaiuta, walt fowler, tommy mars and albert wing

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  various artists: the frank zappa aaafnraaaa birthday bundle 21 dec 2010
    (2010, itunes, -) - feat. frank, dweezil, ahmet zappa

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  frank zappa: penguin in bondage - the little known history of the mothers of invention
    (2011, download, usa, zappa records)
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taxxi: traxx
    (2011, cd, usa, melorirock records) - feat. arthur barrow, the fowler brothers

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  tom fowler interface: let's start over
    (2011, cd, usa, private release)

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  steve gadd: gadditude
    (2013, cd, ??, ??) - feat. walt fowler

don preston: out of the vault
    (2014, cd, usa, brain records) - feat. bunk gardner, dave parlato, arthur barrow, bruce fowler, walt fowler, tom fowler  //  incl. 'eric dolphy' (frank zappa)

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frank zappa: frank zappa for president
    (2016, cd, usa, zappa records zr 20021)
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  msm schmidt: life
    (2017, cd, germany, laika records) - feat. mike miller, bruce fowler, walt fowler

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  steve gadd band: steve gadd band
    (2018, cd, usa, ??) - feat. wlat fowler

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2011/05/18 James Taylor - concert Veronan, NY, usa

"One Night Only"

James Taylor is pleased to announce a one-night only performance at The Event Center at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY, on May 18, 2011.

Joining him onstage will be members of his legendary band including; Kate Markowitz, Andrea Zonn, David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, Walt Fowler, Lou Marini, Larry Goldings, Jimmy Johnson, Mike Landau, Luis Conte and Chad Wackerman.



random notes

Walt is on Chad Wackerman's latest, The View.

Walt has a solo CD due for release soon.

I just found Walt Fowler playing trumpet on 70's Johnny Guitar Watson albums "Funk beyond the call of duty" and "A real mother". I got them for years but never have seen Walt. Credits for studio engineer go to Kerry McNabb, who also did this job on a bunch of Zappa recordings.
Both of these Watson records are great, btw. (If your into 70 cool-kinda-funk-blues-pop.)

     From: "Gordon, Bud (MCI)" (Bud.Gordon@mci.com)
A little more information on Walt: He is also on a couple of Brandon Fields recordings, and Billy Cobham's "A Funky Thide of Sings". He has also toured off and on with Diana Ross.
Do you have any more information on Walt's new album........I would love to get it!  Thanks.........

Bud Gordon

     Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 15:43:29 GMT

By the way, Walt is having a great time in Tanglewood rehearsing for his tour with James Taylor.

from: Jan van Kemenade
    Lou Marini and Walt Fowler toured with James Tayler during the summer of 1995.

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