Jimmy Carpenter – Walk Away


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Release Year: 2014

Label: Independent

Track List

  1. Can’t Let Go
  2. Walk Away
  3. When You’re Ready
  4. She’s Not You
  5. 7th Street Shuffle
  6. No One’s Ever
  7. More Than Meets The Eye
  8. Hard To Be Cool
  9. Crazy ‘Bout You
  10. C King Blues
  11. Favorite Muse
  12. On The Outside
  13. Fellow Traveler


  • Jimmy Carpenter – Saxophones, Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine
  • John Fohl – Guitars
  • John Gros – B3, Piano
  • Casandra Faulconer – Bass
  • Wayne Maureau – Drums
  • Mike Zito – Guitar
  • Antonio Gambrell – Trumpter
  • Reba Russell – Vocals
  • Michael Skinkus – Percussion
  • Anson Funderburgh – Guitar


“This collection of songs comes from the most prolific 6 months of my life. As you can probably guess, there was a woman involved, (actually several: past, present, and future). My unrequited passions, and my sometimes obsessive preoccupation with them, fueled song after song. It was quite extraordinary, and eventually I had written more than 20: some happy, some sad, but all with my heart on my sleeve. As the last line in On The Outside says, “I got way more passion than sense…” – Jimmy Carpenter

Reviewed In OffBeat

John Swenson (October 2014 Issue)

Saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter is one of the unsung heroes of the 24/7/365 world of New Orleans music, a mainstay from Frenchmen Street to the Maple Leaf in a variety of settings and an indispensable element in one of the city’s hottest working bands, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters.

Carpenter showed he had a frontman’s vision on the terrific 2009 release, Toiling in Obscurity, and now he’s followed it up with another understated gem.

Walk Away showcases Carpenter’s unrecognized skills as a songwriter and singer in addition to his soulful tenor-saxophone playing (check out his breaks on “She’s Not You” and the tenor showcases “7th Street Shuffle” and “C King Blues”).

Carpenter changes gears smoothly from R&B to funk, ballads, blues and jazz, with terrific support from many of his New Orleans bandmates and running partners.

The great guitarist John Fohl really lets it rip on “When You’re Ready,” and powers the core band along with Casandra Faulconer on bass, John Gros on keyboards, Wayne Maureau on drums and Michael Skinkus on percussion.

Anson Funderburgh and Mike Zito take guest turns on lead guitar.

Additional information

Weight 5.5 oz
Dimensions 5.0 × 5.5 × .5 in

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