"There are sax players and then there's Walt Chancellor, a brother who doesn't just play the music but embodies it. A true Minneapolis treasure, everybody from Prince to Chaka Khan knows that when you need that classic jazz/blues flavor on an album...you just add a dash of Salty Walt." --Jason Webber Writer (VICE, Metro Times, Ghettoblaster, Paste)
— Jason Webber, Writer (VICE, Metro Times, Ghettoblaster, Paste)
"His producing acumen lands in the region between Quincy Jones and Barry White. Not that Walter Chancellor, Jr. stands shoulder to shoulder with either. He does, nonetheless, draw on such influence with a sure hand and unerring ear. “Botanical Jazz Garden” is an aural beauty on which, ironically enough, the artist takes a back seat for a tapestry of sheer sensuality. As he does on “Hot Supe,” laid back sophistication set to a funky back beat with Chancellor taking off on a brief, brilliantly tantalizing solo. Nobody will ever accuse him of overblowing. Nor will anyone say that he skimped on his artistry. All said, he brings it."
--- Dwight Hobbes (Sounding Off On Sounds) Twin Cities Daily Planet