Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton Release Countdown Day 17

February 17th is the official release date for Clockwise:The Music of Cedar Walton

In anticipation of the release I will feature each member in the band. It is only fitting we begin with rhythm section first. Today we begin with…

Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton



Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton - played by the Ben Markley Big Band featuring Terell Stafford will be available for purchase on February 17. 
 

Pianist Ben Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the…

Cedar Walton Big Band Project - Day 1 Bolivia


Bolivia is one of my all-time favorite jazz tunes. It was first recorded on Eastern Rebellion. The record features tenor saxophone great George Coleman as well the Sam Jones and Billy Higgins. Cedar went on to record this tune…

Cedar Walton Big Band Project - Day 2 Hindsight



Hindsight like (Fiesta Español) was first recorded on the Junior Cook's Something's Cookin".  The record features Buster Williams and Billy Higgins along with Cook and Walton. Walton only recorded the tune twice. Once in 1996 on the album …

Cedar Walton Big Band Project - Day 3 Martha's Prize

Martha's Prize


Martha's Prize is one of Cedar's lesser known gems. Written (I assume) for his wife Martha. This tune was first recorded in 1996 on the record Composer on Astor Place records. The record features, Christian McBride, Victor Lewis…

Cedar Walton Big Band Project - Day 4 Fiesta Español

Fiesta Español


 

Fiesta Español was first recorded in 1981 by Junior Cook on the record Somethin's Cookin' (It can also be found on iTunes under the title Senior Cookin). In addition to Walton the record featured Buster Williams and Billy…

Cedar Walton Big Band Project - Day 5 Holy Land

Holy Land


Holy Land was first recorded by Cedar Walton in 1973 on the record  The Cedar Walton Trio - A Night At Boomers, Vol. 1 (today both volumes are on one CD or digital download). This record features…