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     Cedar Walton
 
 

Born: Jan 17, 1934 in Dallas, TX
Died: August 19, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Hard Bop
Instruments: Piano, Composer

One of the most valued of all hard bop accompanists, Cedar Walton is a versatile pianist whose funky touch and cogent melodic sense have graced the recordings of many of jazz's greatest players. He is also one of the music's more underrated composers; although he has always been a first-rate interpreter of standards, Walton wrote a number of excellent tunes ("Mosaic," "Ugetsu," and "Bolivia," to name a few) that found their way into Art Blakey's book during the pianist's early-'60s stint with the Jazz Messengers.

Walton was first taught piano by his mother. After attending the University of Denver, he moved to New York in 1955, ostensibly to play music. Instead, he was drafted into the Army. Stationed in Germany, Walton played with American musicians Leo Wright, Don Ellis, and Eddie Harris. After his discharge, Walton moved back to New York, where he began his career in earnest. From 1958-1961, Walton played with Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, and Art Farmer's Jazztet, among others. Walton joined Blakey in 1961, with whom he remained until 1964. This was perhaps Blakey's most influential group, with Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter. Walton served time as Abbey Lincoln's accompanist from 1965-1966 and made records with Lee Morgan from 1966-1968; from 1967-1969, Walton served as a sideman on many Prestige albums as well. Walton played in a band with Hank Mobley in the early '70s and returned to Blakey for a 1973 tour of Japan.

Walton's own band of the period was called Eastern Rebellion, and was comprised of a rotating cast that included saxophonists Clifford Jordan, George Coleman, and Bob Berg; bassist Sam Jones; and drummer Billy Higgins. In the '80s and '90s, Walton continued to lead his own fine bands, recording on the Muse, Evidence, and Steeplechase labels. In addition to his many quantifiable accomplishments, Walton is less well known as the first pianist to record, in April 1959 with John Coltrane, the tenorist's daunting "Giant Steps" - unlike the unfortunate Tommy Flanagan a month later, Walton wasn't required to solo, though he does comp magnificently.

- Chris Kelsey (All Music Guide)


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=11151 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
hardbop.tripod.com/walton.html Biographyaphy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Walton About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Walton About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Cedar Walton - 'Bluesville Time' - 1985, Criss Cross
 Cedar Walton - 'Breakthrough!' - 1972, 32 Jazz
 Cedar Walton - 'Cedar!' - 1967, OJC
 Cedar Walton - 'First Set' - 1977, SteepleChase
 Cedar Walton - 'Latin Tinge' - 2002, HighNote, High Note
 Cedar Walton - 'Manhattan Afternoon' - 1992, Criss Cross
 Cedar Walton - 'Midnight Waltz' - 2005, Venus, Tokuma Records
 Cedar Walton - 'One Flight Down' - 2006, HighNote
 Cedar Walton - 'Song Of Delilah: The Music Of Victor Young' - 2010, Venus Records
 Cedar Walton - 'Spectrum' - 1969, Prestige Records
 Cedar Walton - 'The Bouncer' - 2011, HighNote
 Cedar Walton - 'The Maestro' - 1980, 32 Jazz, Muse
 Cedar Walton - 'The Pentagon' - 1976, Inner City
 Cedar Walton - 'The Promise Land' - 2001, HighNote
 Cedar Walton - 'The Trio, Vol. 3' - 1986, Red
 Cedar Walton - 'Underground Memoirs' - 2005, HighNote
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Christian McBride - 'New York Tim' - 2006, Chesky
  как соисполнитель ...
 Gene Ammons - 'God Bless Jug And Sonny' - 2001, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Left Bank Encores' - 2002, Prestige
 Art Blakey - 'Caravan' - 1962, Riverside, OJC
 Freddy Cole - 'Le Grande Freddy' - 1999, Fantasy
 Freddy Cole - 'Love Makes The Changes' - 1998, Fantasy, Ace
 Freddy Cole - 'Merry Go Round' - 2000, Telarc
 John Coltrane - 'Giant Steps' - 1959, Atlantic
 Kenny Dorham - 'Blue Spring' - 1959, Riverside, OJC
 Kenny Dorham - 'Live At The 'Half Note' 1966' - 1992, Magnetic Records
 Art Farmer - 'To Duke With Love' - 1976, Test Of Time Records
 Benny Golson - 'Free' - 1962, Chess
 Dexter Gordon - 'Gotham City' - 1981, Columbia
 Eddie Harris - 'The Artist's Choice: The Eddie Harris Anthology' - 1993, Rhino
 Jimmy Heath - 'The Quota' - 1961, Riverside, OJC
 Jimmy Heath - 'Triple Threat' - 1998, Jvc Victor, OJC
 Joe Henderson - 'The Definitive Joe Henderson' - 2002, Verve
 Bobby Hutcherson - 'Farewell Keystone' - 1982, Evidence
 Etta James - 'Mystery Lady' - 1994, RCA, Victor
 Etta James - 'Time After Time' - 1995, Private Music, Galactic
 J.J. Johnson - 'J.J. Inc' - 1960, Columbia, Legacy
 Etta Jones - 'The Savoy Recordings' - 2007, Brilliant Jazz
 Sam Jones - 'Something In Common' - 1977, Muse
 Clifford Jordan - 'Bearcat' - 1962, OJC, Jazzland
 Clifford Jordan - 'Mosaic' - 1961, Milestone
 Pat Martino - 'Strings!' - 1967, OJC
 Harvey Mason Sr. - 'With All My Heart' - 2004, RCA Victor, BMG, Bluebird
 Jackie McLean - 'Nature Boy' - 2000, Blue Note
 Blue Mitchell - 'African Violet. Summer Soft' - 1977, Verve
 Blue Mitchell - 'Plays For Lovers' - 2003, Riverside Records
 Blue Mitchell - 'The Cup Bearers' - 1963, OJC
 Hank Mobley - 'Far Away Lands' - 1967, Blue Note
 Hank Mobley - 'Thinking Of Home' - 1970, Blue Note
 Frank Morgan - 'Easy Living' - 1985, OJC
 Lee Morgan - 'Caramba!' - 1968, Blue Note
 Lee Morgan - 'The Rajah' - 1966, Blue Note
 David 'Fathead' Newman - 'Davey Blue' - 2002, HighNote
 David 'Fathead' Newman - 'Diamond Head' - 2007, HighNote
 David 'Fathead' Newman - 'Lone Star Legend' - 1997, 32 Jazz
 Archie Shepp - 'Kwanza' - 1974, Impulse!
 Janis Siegel - 'I Wish You Love' - 2002, Telarc
 Idrees Sulieman - 'Now Is The Time' - 1994, SteepleChase
 The Jazztet - 'The Jazztet At Birdhouse' - 2003, Phantom
 Timeless All Stars - 'Timeless Heart' - 2002, Timeless
 Steve Turre - 'Fire And Ice' - 1988, Stash
 Stanley Turrentine - 'More Than A Mood' - 1992, Music Masters
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Music For Lovers' - 2006, Blue Note
 Various Artists - 'Round Midnight' - 2002, Columbia
 


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