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Willy Dalton / Press

"'Riverwalk' includes five short, but ingenious, tracks which remind us that fingerstyle and classical idioms are branches from the same heritage, and which commingle very naturally. "Ducks on the Water" and "The 4th of July" especially evoke the pastoral polytonality of Darius Milhaud's works."

"Just for Tonight" is an excellent album and makes the listener long to hear more.The group is one of the most unique ensembles in jazz and is equally at home in Latin music and Tower of Power-style funk.

“Paterson, New Jersey has been keeping a secret from the national jazz community that has finally been ex- posed with Last Year’s Waltz, the fourth album from The Dalton Gang on the Second Step Music label.”

“Willy Dalton, New Jersey's jazz-meets-blues-meets-pop-and-funk guitarist, arranger and composer, knows how to make music fun while maintaining artistic vigor. His 10-piece Dalton Gang -- which usually includes such aces as trumpeter Vinnie Cutro, tenorman Frank Elmo, alto saxophonist Mark Friedman and drummer Vince Cherico -- demonstrates his prowess. The band lays into anything from a mambo-esque version of "New York State of Mind" to his own slow and funky "Last Year's Waltz" to Monk's bubbling "Bye-Ya" with zest and musicality.”