Cedar Walton On Piano Jazz

Cedar Walton.

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Set List

  • "N.P.S." (C. Walton)
  • "My Ship" (I. Gershwin, K. Weill)
  • "Fantasy In D" (C. Walton)
  • "Lover Man" (R. Ramirez, J. Davis, J. Sherman)
  • "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (L. Hart, R. Rodgers)
  • "Warm To The Touch" (C. Walton)
  • "Moon Song" (A. Johnston, S. Coslow)
  • "Without A Song" (E. Eliscu, B. Rose, V. Youmans)

Pianist Cedar Walton rode high on the cresting wave of '60s hard bop. He performed with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and in Lee Morgan's band, and was house pianist at Prestige Records. Walton died in August 2013.

In this 1980 session, he performs his tune "N.P.S." and duets with host Marian McPartland in "Lover Man."

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