Sunday, 30 August 2009

Cedar Walton ”Cedar!”

Cedar Walton

( LP Prestige Records, 1967 )
Catalog # PR 7519

1. Turquoise Twice
2. Twilight Waltz
3. My Ship
4. Short Stuff
5. Head and Shoulders
6. Come Sunday
7. Take the “A” Train – (bonus track)

Kenny Dorham (tp -1,2,4/6)
Junior Cook (ts -4/6)
Cedar Walton (p)
Leroy Vinnegar (b)
Billy Higgins (d)

Recorded in NYC, July 10, 1967
Also issued on Fantasy OJC 462, OJCCD 462-2

Pianist Cedar Walton’s debut as a leader is quite impressive. This reissue (which includes a “new” rendition of “Take the ‘A’ Train”) showcases Walton with bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Billy Higgins on “My Ship,” features a pair of quartet numbers with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, has tenor saxophonist Junior Cook in Dorham’s place on two other pieces (including “Come Sunday”) and uses a quintet on the two remaining selections. One of the top hard bop-based pianists to emerge during the 1960s, Walton also contributed four originals to his excellent set.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier

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