WALTER CHANCELLOR JR. TEAMS UP WITH PRODUCER CHRIS “BIG DOG” DAVIS ON CHANCELLOR’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RHYTHMIC SINGLE, “BEAUTIFUL DAY” RELEASING THIS APRIL
When we think of passion and purpose, we can look at the colorful life of this awesome musician. Known as a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, mentor, educator and music producer–Walter Chancellor Jr. exemplifies a multitude of characteristics that makes his greatness come alive. In fact, the titles that describe him, are a clear testimony of who he is as a man and as a talented performer. With the amazing skills he possesses, coupled with the unique signature style of his perfectly groomed mustache…Chancellor has become an unforgettable asset in the music industry.
For almost three decades, Chancellor has been a part of the Contemporary Jazz and R&B music scene. In the early stages of his career, he put in the work that laid the foundation for his musical journey with an abundance of touring and collaborating. Eventually he made the choice to settle down in Minneapolis and that was a great decision for him. His talent caught the attention of the megastar, Prince and he was able to perform and record with him, which in turn, earned Chancellor a platinum record for his musical contributions on Prince’s Emancipation album. With talent as grand as Chancellor’s, he has also performed, recorded and has shared the stage with the likes of: Chaka Khan, Maceo Parker, Candy Dulfer, Chance Howard (Candy Dulfer Band), Musiq Soulchild, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson, Cameo, The Pointer Sisters, Bobby Lyle, The Platters and more.
This coming April, Chancellor will be releasing his highly anticipated single—Beautiful Day. Although the term “beautiful” is used in the title of the song…to say that the song itself is beautiful, would be an understatement–as it’s much more than that. The song ebbs and flows through the heart and mind, causing the listener to nod their head to the rhythm while they think of sunshine on a cloudy day so to speak. Listening to the song can easily conjure up visualizations of driving along the California coastline enjoying the fresh air and the blue sky–It’s really that perfect.
Co-produced by the Grammy nominated musician, Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Beautiful Day is yet another stellar example of Davis’ musical prowess, as he has produced several #1 Smooth Jazz songs with a wide variety of artists on the Billboard. It’s no doubt that Chancellor and Davis teamed up and created the kind of magic that they’re both known for and it certainly shows.
Often, we find that songs serve as meaningful examples of life and the whole gamut of emotions and experiences that we go through. Beautiful Day was created in memory of Chancellor’s mother, who passed away in June of 2018. There’s something that seizes tyrannously upon the soul when a loved one leaves this earth and as close as he was to her–he wishes to remind those who have lost loved ones that even through pain…beautiful days are still part of life. Chancellor says…
“I want everyone to find joy in my music and especially this single. Think of those you love and remember the good times you shared with them. Any day can be made into a beautiful one with the happy memories of the people we love.”
The world of music is looking forward to the release of his single and more greatness from him this year and in the years that follow.
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Written by Desirae Benson