Cedar Chest: The Cedar Walton Songbook

Cedar Chest: The Cedar Walton Songbook


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Cedar Walton has long been recognized as one of the greats among his fellow musicians, but jazz fans may not truly know how many important compositions he has contributed to the jazz canon. This sampler, drawn from recordings for the HighNote and Savant labels, features ten tracks by seven different artists who interpret Walton's compositions. Latin percussionist Sammy Figueroa's fiery setting of "Firm Roots" and funky Latin take of the pianist's well-known "Bolivia" stand out. The late tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman included Walton in his rhythm section for his interpretations of the terrific hard bop vehicle "Black" and hard-blowing performance of "Cedar's Blues" (with terrific solos all around). Guitarist Larry Coryell included Walton in "Fantasy in D" and "Newest Blues." Pianist Mike LeDonne, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, and vocalist Mark Murphy also offer strong interpretations of gems written by Cedar Walton. This compilation will likely get people to not only investigate the CDs from which they were taken, but the original recordings by Walton of each song as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/2010
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375602420
catalogNumber: 6024
Rank: 120069

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Larry Coryell   Guitar
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
Vincent Herring   Alto Saxophone
Mark Murphy   Vocals
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Cedar Walton   Piano
Stan Hope   Piano
Mike LeDonne   Piano
Billy Drummond   Drums
Kenny Washington   Drums
Eric Alexander   Tenor Saxophone
Paul Bollenback   Guitar
Bryan Carrott   Vibes
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion,Conga
Winard Harper   Drums
Yoron Israel   Drums
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Lee Musiker   Piano
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Michael Orta   Piano
Nicky Orta   Bass
Peter Washington   Bass
John Webber   Bass
Chip White   Drums
Buster Williams   Bass
Sean Smith   Bass
Dave Ballou   Trumpet
John Lovell   Trumpet
Allen Mezquida   Alto Saxophone
David Williams   Bass
Joe Farnsworth   Drums
Alex Norris   Trumpet
Richie Goods   Bass
Jeremy Pelt   Trumpet
E.J. Strickland   Drums
Per-Ola Gadd   Bass
John Michalak   Saxophone
Gotz Kujack   Drums

Technical Credits

Houston Person   Recording Producer
Mike LeDonne   Recording Producer
Don Sickler   Recording Producer
Rachel Faro   Recording Producer
Sammy Figueroa   Recording Producer
Lee Musiker   Arranger
David "Fathead" Newman   Recording Producer
David Jaye   Liner Notes
C. Walton   Composer

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