“Cedar Walton, a pianist who distinguished himself as both an accompanist and a soloist, and who wrote some of the most enduring compositions in modern jazz while a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the early 1960s, died on Monday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 79.”
It’s pianist’s Cedar Walton’s 74th birthday today.
all about jazz has his biography and an interview by Russ Musto.
Google has Cedar Walton’s discographies.
February 12-17, 2008, he’ll be at Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Oakland.
You can get his Underground Memoirs album somewhere.
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