Cedar Walton Trio

Cedar Walton Trio - Cedar Walton (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Cedar Walton Trio - Cedar Walton (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1985, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6362
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A wonderful trio set from pianist Cedar Walton – recorded around the same time as his excellent sessions for the Red label in Italy, and with a similar mix of groove and lyricism! The trio here features Walton's frequent and well-matched partners – the mighty Billy Higgins on drums and David Williams on bass – both players whose sense of melodic swing works perfectly with Cedar's piano, and also maybe even encourages him to have a bit more bite here than usual, especially on his attack, which creates a lot of subtle fire on the record! Titles include "Voices Deep Within", "Third Street Blues", "Magical Lady", "Short Comings", and "Bleeker Street Theme".

Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah (2010) {Venus}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 19, 2016
Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah (2010) {Venus}

Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah: The Music Of Victor Young (2010) {Venus}
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Genre: Hard Bop, Standards

Cedar Walton is a great jazz master whose bop-based style has influenced younger pianists over many decades. Also known for his great composing, this time Walton chose to do, for Venus Records, a songbook by legendary film composer Victor Young. Aided superby by super-bassist Buster Williams and – a sharp drummer of a younger generation, Walton plays Young's beautiful songs with relaxed elegance and modern jazz flair.

Cedar Walton Trio, Quartet & Quintet - Cedar! (1968)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at May 20, 2015
Cedar Walton Trio, Quartet & Quintet - Cedar! (1968)

Cedar Walton Trio, Quartet & Quintet - Cedar! (1968)
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Genre: jazz

Cedar! is a 1968 album by Cedar Walton in three configurations: as part of a trio, as part of a quartet, and as part of a quintet, as recorded in 1967. This is taken from an Original Jazz Classics CD pressing released in 1990. Track #7 is a song previously unreleased at the time the 1990 CD came out.
Cedar Walton Trio, Quartet & Quintet - Cedar! (1967) [Remastered 1990]

Cedar Walton Trio, Quartet & Quintet - Cedar! (1967) [Remastered 1990]
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Prestige Records
Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah: The Music of Victor Young (2010)

Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah: The Music of Victor Young (2010)
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Genre ~ Hard Bop, Standards | Label ~ Venus Records
David Williams, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins - Up Front (1986) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

David Williams, Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins - Up Front (1986) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1986, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6393
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Bass / PIano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. A familiar grouping, but one that's presented here in a very different way – as bassist David Williams is up front in the lead, instead of working in his more familiar role in the trio of pianist Cedar Walton! Yet Walton's on board for this debut set from Williams as a leader – as is drummer Billy Higgins – and it's wonderful to hear the way they change things up slightly to give David more time in the spotlight, and to hear the way that Williams hits some of his more lyrical, melodic modes too – qualities that further our love of his talents on the bass, which were already great enough when working behind Walton. Cedar gets in plenty of solos along the way, but often cedes more time to Williams.
Cedar Walton - Pit Inn (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Cedar Walton - Pit Inn (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
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© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9139
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

A wonderful album from the great Cedar Walton trio that featured Sam Jones on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – a really beautiful group of musicians who completely transformed the sound of the piano trio in the 70s! The group played together often in the 70s, and they've never sounded better than on an album like this – freely soulful and dancing, with Walton in firm command of his talents – sometimes coming on with the strength of his early 60s material, but always opening up with a more exploratory vibe too. Walton worked often in this mode for the decades that followed this set – but this Japanese album is almost the start of that great legacy, and still one of the best from this group! Titles include "Con Alma", "Suite Sunday", "Suntory Blues", and "Fantasy In D".

Cedar Walton - Roots (1999) {Astor Place TCD 4010}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 5, 2017
Cedar Walton - Roots (1999) {Astor Place TCD 4010}

Cedar Walton - Roots (1999) {Astor Place TCD 4010}
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© 1999 Astor Place Recordings | TCD 4010
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

For the second straight time (and for his second Astor Place release), pianist Cedar Walton sticks to his own compositions for this recording. What is different from his debut on the label is that, in this case, many of the songs have been around awhile, including his classic, "Boliva," "When Love Is New" and "Mode for Joe." Walton and his trio (bassist Ron Carter and drummer Lewis Nash) are joined by a five-man horn section (which includes trumpeter Don Sickler), percussionist Ray Mantilla and, on three songs apiece, a featured guest: tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman, trumpeter Terence Blanchard and/or guitarist Mark Whitfield. Everyone plays up to par (Redman, in particular, is in fine form), and overall, this is a solid, modern hard bop date that reaches its potential.
Trio Hein Van Der Gaag - To The Point (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Trio Hein Van Der Gaag - To The Point (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1986, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6432
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Pianist Hein Van Der Gaag definitely gets right to the point here – starting off the album with a great version of Horace Silver's "Ecaroh" that's filled with these descending note clusters that really open up the tune – setting up this bold, dark mood which is then balanced over the course of some more introspective tunes that follow! The approach is great – that really special way of creating a trio session that the Limetree label had during the 80s – a quality that's maybe made the imprint one of the best on the European scene at the time for piano jazz. Hein's group here features Joep Lumey on bass and Ben Schroeder on drums.
The Rein De Graaff Trio With Ronnie Cuber And Nick Brignola - Baritone Explosion! (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Records Series}

The Rein De Graaff Trio With Ronnie Cuber And Nick Brignola - Baritone Explosion! - Live At Nick's (1995) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1995, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6429
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Baritone Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. We'd hate to get caught in the force of a baritone explosion – as the horns are so big, that's a lot of metal to have to deal with! Fortunately, pianist Rein De Graaf's got the proceedings here on rock-solid territory – providing just the right sort of swing to keep things moving, yet also keep things in control – while both Ronnie Cuber and Nick Brigola open up on the bigger horns – reminding us why they're some of the few players able to carry forward the deftly soulful legacies of earlier baritone greats like Pepper Adams or Serge Chaloff! The album's a live one, and tracks are nice and long – plenty of room for solos on titles that include "Caravan", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", "Crack Down", "Night In Tunisia", and "Blue Train" – plus two short beautiful ballads, "What's New" and "In A Sentimental Mood".