Walt Fowler

Walt first joined Frank Zappa and the Mothers in 1974 and played on the live album "Live at the Roxy and Elsewhere". In 1975, he toured with The Billy Cobham Band (with John Scofield). Then he moved to Los Angeles to freelance, recording on numerous albums: George Duke (From Me To You), Johnny "Guitar" Watson (A Real Mother For Ya) and others. With his four brothers (Bruce, Steve, Tom and Ed) he formed "The Fowler Brothers Band". In the late 70's he toured with Flo & Eddie, Ray Charles and Buddy Rich. In the 80's he toured and recorded with George Benson, Diana Ross, and in 1988 he joined Zappa's band again for the Broadway The Hardway Tour. He also played live and recorded with Stanley Clarke, James Brown, Roberta Flack, Manhattan Transfer, Paula Abdul, Billy Childs, Luis Conte, Chester Thompson, Brandon Fields, Roland Vasquez, Yazawa and many others. He is featured on many major motion picture soundtracks including Backdraft, Regarding Henry, A League of Their Own, Pacific Heights, Lion King, Speed, Crimson Tide, and most recently Broken Arrow, Twister, The Rock, and Armageddon. He was also an orchestrator on many of these films. The Fowler Brothers have recorded 3 albums and are currently working on their 4th, along with the new "Banned From Utopia" CD, due out this year. This band consists of former Frank Zappa members Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, Ed Mann, Tommy Mars, Chad Wackerman, Robert Martin, Albert Wing, and others.

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