Cedar Walton

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HighNote CD 7157
Cedar Walton
One Flight Down

Jazz Guru and Producer, Bob Porter, said of Cedar Walton that, "by the time he came to make his first LP's in 1967, without question he was the finest unrecorded pianist in New York." Thankfully, that situation has been rectified over the ensuing 40 years and Cedar's discography runs for pages. Cedar is now at the age where he has been playing piano for most of his life and his lifetime of experience is evident in every bar of his new HighNote recording. Tunes that he covered in the past appear here to be edgier, harder, more complex showing that Cedar has continued to evolve as a musician. What has remained the same for Cedar over the years is his unparalleled command of the post-Parker bop idiom, his impeccable taste and his flawless technique. With drummer Joe Farnsworth and bassist David Williams, Cedar returns to the genre of the piano trio, and the saxophonist Vincent Herring makes a guest appearance on two tracks playing tenor.

Cedar Walton- piano; with Vincent Herring- tenor sax; David Williams- bass; Joe Farnsworth- drums.

Tracks: One Flight Down; The Rubber Man; Lush Life; Daydream; Raincheck; Seven Minds; Time After Time; Hammer Head; Little Sunflower.

 One Flight Down

 The Rubber Man



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