Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records). Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton's most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as 'Hindsight,' 'Bolivia,' and 'Holy Land,' Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver-area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. The album received great critical acclaim and was rated 4 out of 5 starts in the July 2017 print edition of DownBeat magazine. This album was also hailed as one of the best albums of 2017 by DownBeat.
"... an exciting, intense disc that brings a new perspective to Walton's music." DownBeat Magazine.
"The leader's creative charts show how much Walton's music belongs in a big band's repertoire." New York City Jazz Record
"Markley and the ensemble transform Walton's music into a luxurious feast for the ears. One of the year's more captivating and persuasive big-band albums." All-About Jazz
The arrangements from this recording can be purchased at www.uncjazzpress.com