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The Good Book Suite Quentin Walston

Quentin Walston

"The Good Book Suite"

Release date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

All music & artwork © Quentin Walston 2021.

Album details

"The Good Book Suite," Quentin Walston's newest album, released November 20,
2021 on all music platforms. Inspired by his faith and the Scripture which saw him through a wave of challenges, Quentin composed the suite and recorded it with his trio (piano, bass, and drums). The album encourages listeners to reflect on faith; and doing so find strength during life’s challenges. 

The title and music of each movement is inspired from passages in The Bible such as: 

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God" - Isaiah 41:10 

Where there are no lyrics in this album, there are core musical themes that represent the verses chosen in the books of Isaiah and Matthew. Quentin states, “I composed “Fear Not” in a season of my life where outside pressures and stresses should have overwhelmed me. In the same manner that the song progresses by repeating a memorable theme, I overcame these challenges by returning again and again to the promises of God’s Word”. It was the coinciding loss of health insurance and his wife’s job, having to move, mixed with the news of their first pregnancy, all during a global pandemic, that inspired the full reliance on God which led to this album. It is his hope that “The Good Book Suite” can inspire others to persevere through challenges. 

Quentin also hopes this album shows how faith can influence and impact every type of music (“...do all for the glory of God” 1 Cor. 10:31). Where jazz is often seen outside of gospel/praise music (though there have been crossovers in the past), this suite’s focus is conveying a worshipful spirit while distinctly in the instrumental jazz idiom. 

Quentin Walston is an active composer, pianist, and music educator in the Washington D.C. area. He composes most often for piano and his trio, blending memorable melodies, striking rhythms, and adventurous improvisations. As a music and jazz educator, Quentin spreads the joy of learning and playing music to individuals of all ages.

Quentin Walston’s trio will be performing the Suite on November 20, 2021 at Hamilton Baptist Church in Hamilton, Virginia at 7pm.  Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door, students and children are free.  Masks required for unvaccinated attendees. Tickets and more information is available at QuentinWalston.com/shows

Read Quentin Walston's full bio here.

The Good Book Suite

Quentin Walston

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"The Good Book Suite" is Quentin Walston's newest album, composed entirely for his trio. Inspired by Scripture that saw him through a wave of challenges, the suite covers a huge musical landscape. Wonderful builds and interplay between the jazz trio are found in the biggest and boldest to the most quietly intimate passages. Composed and performed by Quentin Walston © 2021.

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Press for "The Good Book Suite"

Featured Artist - PBS & NPR station WHYY 

"Stunning ... impeccable" - Clarke Monthly

"Quentin Walston [has] navigated the pandemic by playing to [his] strengths and passions, renewing [his] emphasis on songwriting and composition as a way to connect with [his] audiences." - Get Out Loudoun

"Quentin Walston’s short but affecting spiritual suite will leave the listener longing for more.  Four of Five Stars" -Journal of Gospel Music

"Fear Not: Repeating Christian Truth in Jazz" - Deus Ex Musica

TOP 10 Christian Music Chart - Louder Than The Music

 

Press photos

Quentin Walston Trio

Quentin Walston Trio photo by Mike Showers

Quentin Walston jazz piano jazz pianist

Quentin Walston photo by Mike Showers

Contact

Contact Quentin Walston:

phone: 703-424-8363

email: use form below or email Quentin@QuentinWalston.com