Wikipedia : This day (August 19, 2013) in Brooklyn, N.Y, died Cedar Anthony Walton, Junior a.k.a. , Cedar Walton, an American hard bop jazz pianist.
@Hardbop : By the time he came to make his first LPs for Prestige in 1967, he was without question the finest unrecorded pianist in New York.
@allmusic : Walton wrote a number of excellent tunes (Mosaic, Ugetsu, and Bolivia, to name a few) that found their way into Art Blakey‘s book during the pianist’s early-’60s stint with the Jazz Messengers.
@last.fm : In the early 1960s, he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as a pianist and arranger for 3 years, where he played with Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard. He left the Messengers in 1964 and by the late 1960s was part of the house rhythm section at Prestige Records.
Audio : Naima . Another Star . As Long As There’s Music . Holy Land . Rhythm-A-Ning . Road Island Red . Blues For Myself . Without A Song . Latin America . Girl Talk From Harlow .
Video : w/ Bobby Hutcherson – In Perugia . Nea Jazz Masters Interview (2010) . w/ Gary Burton – Cedar’S Blues . Body And Soul (2005) . w/ Freddie Hubbard – God Bless The Child (1992) .Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – A Night In Tunisia (1986) . w/ Phil Woods – Opb New Years (1986) . Naima (1976) (1/ 2) . Naima (1976) (2/ 2) .