Walk Don't Run (album)

Walk Don't Run is an album by guitarist Joshua Breakstone, featuring tunes associated with instrumental rock band The Ventures, that was recorded in 1991 and first released on the Japanese King label before being reissued in the US by Evidence.[1]

Walk Don't Run
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Studio album by
RecordedAugust 26, 1991
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
ProducerJoshua Breakstone
Joshua Breakstone chronology
9 by 3
Walk Don't Run
I Want to Hold Your Hand


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

In his review on AllMusic, Ron Wynn states "Guitarist Joshua Breakstone covers 10 tunes originally recorded by the guitar legends, but does not rip through them or make any concession to a more rock or pop approach. Instead, he takes them as he does any composition, playing in a gentle, relaxed pace, investigating the melody, slowly interpreting and revising via his solos. Breakstone's sound and approach are reminiscent of Jim Hall's, although his voicings are not as full, and his comping and tone are his own. Breakstone and company give Ventures fans and jazz audiences something to ponder with their explorations".[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Lullaby of the Leaves" (Bernice Petkere, Joe Young) – 8:43
  2. "Telstar" (Joe Meek) – 4:17
  3. "Ram-Bunk-Shush" (Henry Glover, Lucky Millinder, Jimmy Mundy) – 7:19
  4. "Perfidia" (Alberto Domínguez, Milton Leeds) – 6:16
  5. "Walk, Don't Run" (Johnny Smith) – 5:56
  6. "A Taste of Honey" (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) – 5:00
  7. "Apache" (Jerry Lordan) – 6:25
  8. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 8:21
  9. "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (Richard Rodgers) – 3:44
  10. "Blue Star" (Victor Young, Edward Heyman) – 4:32



  1. ^ Joshua Breakstone Discography. Retrieved March 12, 2019
  2. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. Joshua Breakstone: Walk Don't Run – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). London: Penguin. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.