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  Cedar Walton
Walton's chops come as the natural result of his wide experience, specifically his presence during a lot of the moments that really mattered in jazz after the bebop era.
A Walton recording, like the fresh aroma of cedar, is always invigorating, no matter whether he serves as side man or front man. And he never fails.
Walton's work as a side man is scattered far and wide among the classic recordings of the post-bop era.
www.skyjazz.com /commentaries/walton.htm   (626 words)

 Cedar Walton: The Hard Bop Homepage
Cedar Walton was taught piano by his mother and studied music at the University of Denver (1951-54).
From the mid-1960s Walton has performed frequently as the leader of a traditional bop quartet with Clifford Jordan, George Coleman, or Ralph Moore, and Sam Jones or David Williams, and Billy Higgins; in 1975 it took the name Eastern Rebellion.
Walton has also performed as a soloist, in duos with various double bass players, and from around 1981 as a member of the Timeless All Stars.
members.tripod.com /~hardbop/walton.html   (274 words)

 The Austin Chronicle Music: The Composer's Roots
Nevertheless, Walton is one of the most universally respected jazz pianists active today, having played in the bands of Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, and Art Blakey, and recorded with Freddie Hubbard, John Coltrane, and Joe Henderson.
While in Colorado, Walton met and played with a number of jazz notables, including Bird, and it was this that probably had something to do with the pianist's decision to move to New York in 1955.
Walton's second album for Astor Place, Roots, released earlier this year, is considered by the pianist to be his finest ("all the rest are my second favorite," he jokes).
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/1999-10-29/music_feature.html   (2417 words)

 Metroactive Music | Cedar Walton
Walton, 68, will head up an all-star lineup of Jazz Messenger alumni at a tribute to Blakey on Sept. 8 at Jazz on the River (formerly the Russian River Jazz Festival).
Walton was part of what is widely regarded as the finest of all the Jazz Messenger lineups, along with Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and bassist Jymie Merritt.
Walton first met Blakey in 1956, just as the pianist was about to enter the army.
www.metroactive.com /papers/sonoma/08.29.02/walton-0235.html   (661 words)

 Jazzitalia - Articoli: Cedar Walton, a brief biography and some reviews...
One of the most valued of all hard bop accompanists, Cedar Walton is a versatile pianist whose funky touch and cogent melodic sense has graced the recordings of many of jazz's greatest players.
Although always a hard bop stylist, Walton was never just a one-handed pianist and this superior release does not find him or listeners missing a bassist or drummer.
The second of three albums recorded by pianist Cedar Walton, bassist David Williams and drummer Billy Higgins during a single concert in Bologna, Italy is (like the other two) an excellent example of Walton's distinctive approach to hard bop.
www.jazzitalia.net /Articoli/cedarwalton_eng.asp   (593 words)

 Jazzitalia - Articoli: Wiseness at the piano - Interview with Cedar Walton
Nowadays, the relationship that Walton has with his own music expresses the most complete satisfaction, that of a musician who is, first of all, a man who can afford to express himself freely, without having to impose his voice.
But Walton, as a composer, is still waiting to be fully revealed to the largest jazz audience; one of the reason for the relativity of his fame as a composer can be found in the lack of attention and careful analysis of this side of his musical activity by jazz critics.
Cedar Walton's search for a musical identity has then left its place to the enjoyment of its results, to the observation and reshaping of the work done.
www.jazzitalia.net /articoli/cedarwalton2_eng.asp   (2838 words)

 Welcome to the Best of New Orleans! A&E Feature 12 04 01
Walton's rich resume begins at the heart of the revolutionary jazz era of the mid-1950s, when, as a university student in Colorado, the Dallas-born pianist met and played with giants such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane.
"Cedar was a stalwart; he stayed on course; he is a contributor to the music overall," says Ellis Marsalis, who met his fellow pianist in 1951 when Walton spent a semester as a music major at New Orleans' Dillard University.
Cedar Walton's appearance at the CAC, as part of the Jazz America series, was originally scheduled for September but was postponed following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
www.bestofneworleans.com /dispatch/2001-12-04/ae_feat.html   (787 words)

 cedar walton : International JAZZ PRODUCTIONS.com
Walton left the Jazz Messengers to lead rhythm sections and trios throughout the New York club and recording studio circuits.
Walton also ignited rhythm sections behind the likes of Milt Jackson, Frank Morgan, Dexter Gordon and vocalists Ernestine Anderson and Freddy Cole, and held the piano chair of The Trumpet Summit Band.
Cedar Walton is one of the most influential musicians active today.
www.internationaljazzproductions.com /cwalton.html   (504 words)

 jazz series
Cedar Walton remains an omnipresent force on the jazz scene since his beginning, more than 25 years ago in after-hours gigs which introduced him to notable musicians like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane, who would sit in with Walton's group when they passed through town.
Walton ventured to New York in the early '70s and began to work with Lou Donaldson, Gigi Gryce, Sonny Rollins and Kenny Dorham before landing his first touring job with J.J. Johnson.
In addition, Walton is noted as a leader of rhythm sections and trios throughout the New York club and recording studio circuit.
www.calstatela.edu /univ/ppa/newsrel/whojazz.htm   (1026 words)

 Jazzmatazz Review - The Maestro - Cedar Walton
It is worse than the label "west coast," which often meant (quite inaccurately), a 'whitened,' 'bleached' version of jazz, a music with edges smoothed and rounded off to make digestion easier.
Walton is indeed a "maestro." His career spans decades, and has placed him in the company of Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Charles Lloyd, George Coleman, Billy Higgins and countless others.
His art is a composite of being a supportive sidemen and a gifted soloist, designing single-note lines that, like a great horn player, make a melody a starting point for invention and lure the listener to hidden places and rich discovery.
home.att.net /~lankina/jazz/Reviews/R0009h.html   (309 words)

 Jazz at Lincoln Center - Newsflash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cedar Walton (Piano) was born on January 17,1934, in Dallas, Texas.
Walton teamed with bassist Sam Jones and drummers Louis Hayes and Billy Higgins in various trios that occasionally included saxophonists Clifford Jordan, George Coleman or Bob Berg.
Walton was the recipient of the Monterey Jazz Festival's Composer's Commission, which resulted in his original piece "Autumn Sketches," performed with a 20-piece string orchestra.
www.jazzatlincolncenter.org /jalc/news/archive/001005c-news.html   (809 words)

 Faculty of Fine Arts: Music News: Legendary Pianist Cedar Walton featured in Jazz Masterclass Series at York University
And the rest is “happy history,” as Walton emerged as a true master of the music he loves, igniting rhythm sections behind the likes of Milt Jackson, Frank Morgan, Dexter Gordon and vocalists Ernestine Anderson and Freddy Cole.
The Cedar Walton Trio will be performing at the Montreal Bistro & Jazz Club from January 27-29, featuring internationally acclaimed bassist Dave Young and York University professor Barry Elmes, “the undisputed ‘top gun’ on drums” who has been a mainstay of the Canadian jazz scene since the early 1980s.
Walton’s visit to York University is part of the music department’s Distinguished Artist Masterclass series.
www.yorku.ca /finearts/news/cedarwalton.htm   (486 words)

 NPR's JazzSet: Cedar Walton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cedar Walton and the Timeless All-Stars, Lizz Wright
For New Year's Eve 2003, Kennedy Center Jazz presented pianist Cedar Walton and the Timeless All-Stars -- six of the hard boppin'est players in music.
Pianist Cedar Walton came from Texas to New York in the late 1950s and joined the most popular, influential, long-lasting hard bop group in history: Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
www.npr.org /programs/jazzset/shows/walton.html   (276 words)

 Cedar Walton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pianist/composer Cedar Walton has written songs that have become jazz staples and has worked as a sideman on some of jazz's most significant mid-century recordings.
Born in Dallas on Jan. 17, 1934, Walton started out being taught by his mother, and later went on to study at the University of Denver (1951-1954).
Walton's best-known rhythm section partner was the drummer Billy Higgins (d.
www.ottawajazzfestival.com /2002/performers/artistDetail.asp?artistID=102   (209 words)

 The Cedar Walton Collection - Piano (Artist Transcriptions For Piano), Sheet Music And Music Books At EarFloss.com
Cedar Walton has been an unforgettable influence in the land of jazz music since his start in the late 50's.
Born in 1934, Cedar Walton was playing the piano by about the time his fingers could reach the keys.
The Cedar Walton Collection has been marked as a recommended product by our staff.
www.earfloss.com /piano/1702767.html   (484 words)

 UTD School of Arts and Humanities - Cedar Walton Trio
Born on January 17, 1934 in Dallas, pianist Cedar Walton combines a rock-solid technique with an urbane lyrical quality.
Williams is probably best-known for his long stint with pianist Cedar Walton, but he's also played with many other famous jazz artists, including drummer Beaver Harris, flugelhornist Chuck Mangione, and singer Vanessa Rubin.
He began playing with Walton around 1983; thereafter he was a member of Walton's various bands, often forming a rhythm section with Billy Higgins before the drummer's death in 2001.
www.utdallas.edu /dept/ah/events2002_2003/CedarWalton.htm   (762 words)

 Cedar Walton - Composer: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cedar Walton - Composer: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more
For Cedar Walton's debut on the Astor Place label, the widely respected veteran pianist contributed all nine selections.
Although his "Bolivia" is a jazz standard, Walton is not normally thought of as a major composer.
www.music.com /release/composer/1   (143 words)

 Cedar Walton - Cedar!: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Cedar Walton - Cedar!: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more
Pianist Cedar Walton's debut as a leader is quite impressive.
One of the top hard bop-based pianists to emerge during the 1960s, Walton also contributed four originals to his excellent set.
www.music.com /release/cedar!/1   (140 words)

 Piano Sheet Music - The Cedar Walton Collection (Artist Transcriptions For Piano - Piano)
Now, with a life that has given him fame and the opportunity to play with some of the best jazz musicians, we are happy to offer you a collection of 8 artist transcriptions.
First performance dates are included with each song, so that you can get an idea of where he was in his career when he let audiences first hear these great songs.
Stella By Starlight - Performed by: Cedar Walton - Composed by: Ned Washington and Victor Young - From: Paramount Picture "The Uninvited" - ©1946
www.encoremusic.com /piano/1702767.html   (566 words)

 Cedar Walton at Yoshi's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cedar Walton is known for his decades long work with Billy Higgins, his tenure with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and his numerous compositions, including "Bolivia," "Mosaic, "Fantasy in D," Walton is considered one of the most influential jazz pianists and composers of this century.
Walton's style is full of fluid improvisations, keen interpretive powers and dynamic expressive sophistication.
Kenny Burrell is among a handful of guitarists who have forever changed the role of the instrument in jazz.
www.yoshis.com /artist/cedar_walton/showsheet.shtml   (591 words)

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Cedar Walton, in addition to his prolific solo career, started off with Art Blakey`s Jazz Messengers in the early `60s.
Ron Carter was the bassist in Miles Davis`s second great post-bop quintet, and Billy Higgins, before his long-time partnership with Cedar Walton, was the drummer for Ornette Coleman`s groundbreaking small groups in the `60s.
Higgins` drum solo on this tune is in some ways the climax of the evening, both in terms of dynamics and pure emotion.
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 Jazz Jazz News Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Cedar Walton and Corky Siegel @ jazzreview.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cedar Walton “pack(s) plenty of rolling bluesy thunder” and his Jazz piano is “as good as it gets” for classics, including his own compositions (
Walton is most often heard with smaller though superb ensembles; on this special evening, though, Walton will be performing full, big-band arrangements of his own compositions with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble — “the city’s premier big band” (
“An Evening with Cedar Walton and Corky Siegel” is the second of seven performances marking the 40th Anniversary Season for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, in residence at Columbia College Chicago since 1965.
www.jazzreview.com /article/print-4367.html   (459 words)

 DVD4Music.com: DVD: Cedar Walton Quartet : DVD Jazz - Cedar Walton Quartet
All four shared the ability, documented on many albums, to inspire their fellow musicians to even greater heights.
Documented on many discs, the team comprised of Walton, Higgins and Sam Jones was one of the best rhythm groups of the Seventies.
The trio worked together like a dream, as Cedar Walton confirmed "With Billy, you were right in the music from the very first moment; you never had to warm up".
www.dvd4music.com /onlineshop/details/dvjcwq-32751-3.html   (286 words)

 Cedar Walton, "Roots"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Officially, this is the Cedar Walton Trio, with the melodic Walton on piano.
Walton also added horn players Don Sickler, Bobby Porcelli, Willie Williams and Gary Smulyan.
Walton's arrangements not only enhances each songs but also the work of Walton's reliable trio, which includes Ron Carter on piano and Lewis Nash on bass.
www.jamwest.org /reviews/walton.htm   (121 words)

 Jazz News: Legend Cedar Walton at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
In addition to working with Cedar Walton and leading his own band, the alto saxophonist regularly works with Buster Williams, Louis Hayes (in the Cannonball Legacy Band), Kenny Barron, Steve Turre, Eric Reed, Sonny Fortune, Gary Bartz and many others.
Walton has accompanied a plethora of jazz greats while also fronting his own successful groups.
From the late 1960s to early ‘70s, Walton kept steady company with bassist Sam Jones and drummers Louis Hayes and Billy Higgins in multi-purpose trios that occasionally utilized saxophonists Clifford Jordan, George Coleman or Bob Berg for specific tours and albums.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/news.php?id=6881   (2535 words)

 Isaak Walton League - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Linn County Izaak Walton League is a widely diverse group of people ranging from avid hunters to those who love to fish.
With over 50 acres of timberland on the North East side of Cedar Rapids, our grounds have been part of the Izaak Walton League for over 50 years.
To strive for purity of water, the clarity of air, and the wise stewardship of the land and it's resources; to know the beauty and understanding of nature and the value of wildlife, woodlands and open space; to the preservation of this heritage and to man's sharing in it.
www.izaak-walton.org   (243 words)

 Cedar Walton
Cedar Walton cut his chops with several great groups, including J.J. Johnson’s Quintet and the Jazztet, before making a name for himself with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
Cedar Walton: Among the first times I played in the Vanguard was when I played with J.J. Johnson and they used to have Sunday matinees, so that was…I joined J.J. Johnson in ‘59, I can’t do the math, but I know you have a calculator there somewhere.
I was trying to set it up, which I thought I could do briefly and I remember him saying “What are you doing down there, Walton?” (laughs) When I think about it now, it’s just totally hilarious because you know, I was supposed to be at the keyboard.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=19948   (1481 words)

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