January-16th-2009, 05:48 AM
An Evening With Cedar Walton - February 21
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music proudly present
An evening with
Saturday, February 21st, 2009
Who: Cedar Walton Trio & Octet featuring
Kevin Louis - trumpet
Vincent Herring - alto saxophone
Wayne Escoffery - tenor saxophone
Gary Smulyan - baritone saxophone
Earl McIntyre - bass trombone
What: Brooklyn Conservatory of Music “Jazz at the Conservatory” series
When: Saturday, February 21st, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Where: Long Island University, Kumble Theater
Cost: $50/30/25/15 – call Zerve ticket services at 212.209.3370 or visit www.bqcm.org
The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music concert series “Jazz at the Conservatory” presents an evening with Cedar Walton at the Kumble Theater, Long Island University. This is a unique opportunity to see a legendary musician at affordable prices in a Brooklyn venue.
Walton is one of the most prolific jazz pianists of our time, a versatile musician with a sophisticated touch and a cogent melodic sense that has made him one of the most influential artists active today. His original compositions like Bolivia, Clockwise and Firm Roots have become part of the standard Jazz repertoire. His playing regularly receives praise from critics, fellow Jazz musicians and audience around the world. Cedar Walton has emerged as a true master of music.
After moving to New York in 1955 Walton was playing with J. J. Johnson, the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Jazztet, and Gigi Gryce. A lesser known fact is that in 1959 he recorded on John Coltrane's first version of Giant Steps. In the early 1960s, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as a pianist-arranger for 3 years, where he played with Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller. He left the Messengers in 1964 and by the late 1960s was part of the house rhythm section at Prestige Records, where in addition to releasing his own recordings, he recorded with Sonny Criss, Pat Martino, Eric Kloss, and Charles McPherson. During the mid-1970s, Walton led the funk group Mobius. He has also recorded with Hank Mobley, Abbey Lincoln, Lee Morgan, and led the band Eastern Rebellion.
The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music has been serving the community for over a century promoting individual, professional and community growth through music, and making music accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by holding remarkable events such as this at affordable prices. Our commitment to the community and our world-class faculty makes these events a reality.
Please join us for what promises to be an unforgettable Jazz at the Conservatory concert event, and check out The Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music’s other great concerts, programs, classes and much more at www.BQCM.org
•General public $50, $30, $25 & $15
Please go to www.BQCM.org or call Zerve ticket services at 212.209.3370 to purchase tickets.
•Premium tickets $150 including a Meet-the-Artist post concert reception.
January-16th-2009, 08:11 AM
I also will be presenting an evening with Cedar Walton.
Tonight, Friday, January 16th, 2009 on my radio program,
Jazz from Studio Four.
This is to celebrate Cedar's 75th birthday which is on Saturday, the 17th.
The entire 4 hours of the show will be devoted to Cedar, the pianist, composer, arranger, band leader, sideman.
It can be heard on WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston, from 8p-midnight.
You can listen live on-line by going to:
Click on "Listen Live"
Jazz on WGBH
WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston
January-16th-2009, 08:48 AM
I'm the face.
Thanks for the head's up, Steve. Closer than Brooklyn, so I'm on it!
Originally Posted by stevebop
January-17th-2009, 07:19 AM
Here's the Playlist from last night's show:
JAZZ FROM STUDIO FOUR
Friday, Jan 16, 8pm–midnight, WGBH 89.7
CELEBRATING CEDAR'S 75TH: CEDAR WALTON (b. 1/17/1934)
Listed by artist: selection, album (label)
THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Piece (Blue Note)
Cedar Walton: Milestones, Underground Memories (HighNote)
Cedar Walton; Ron Carter: A Beautiful Friendship, Heart & Soul (Timeless)
Cedar Walton: I'll Let You Know, Cedar (Timeless)
Roy Hargrove: I'm Not So Sure (Walton), earfood (Emarcy)
David "Fathead" Newman; featuring Cedar Walton: Black (Walton),
Davey Rules (HighNote)
Cedar Walton: Plexus, Seasoned Wood (HighNote)
J.J.Johnson; featuring Cedar Walton: Shutterbug, J.J. Inc. (Columbia)
The Jazztet; featuring Cedar Walton: Blues On Down,
Blues On Down (Chess/GRP)
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers; featuring Cedar Walton:
That Old Feeling, 3 Blind Mice (Blue Note)
Cedar Walton; Eastern Rebellion: Theme For Ernie; Young And Foolish,
Live @ RegattaBar, Cambridge, MA 4/25/1992 (ONLY ON 89.7FM)
Cedar Walton: Afternoon In Paris, Manhattan Afternoon (Criss Cross)
Cedar Walton: 'Round Midnight, My Funny Valentine (Evidence)
Cedar Walton: A Flower is A Lovesome Thing, Lush Life,
The Music of Billy Strayhorn (Discovery)
Kenny Dorham; featuring Cedar Walton: Autumn Leaves; From This Moment On, This Is The Moment, Kenny Dorham Sings and Plays (Riverside)
Cedar Walton: Turquoise Twice; Head and Shoulders, Cedar! (Prestige)
Frank Morgan; featuring Cedar Walton: The Rubber Man (Walton),
Easy Living (Contemporary)
Charles Lloyd; featuring Cedar Walton: Clandestine (Walton),
Acoustic Masters I (Atlantic)
Phil Woods; featuring Cedar Walton; featuring Johnny Griffin:
Hand in Glove (Walton), The Rev & I (Blue Note)
Cedar Walton; featuring Etta Jones: Don't Go To Strangers,
Three Sundays in The Seventies, Live at the Left Bank (Label M)
Milt Jackson; featuring Cedar Walton; featuring Joe Williams;
Five O'Clock in The Morning: The Prophet Speaks, Qwest
Cedar Walton; featuring Abbey Lincoln: The Maestro, 32 Jazz
Etta James; featuring Cedar Walton: The Nearness of You,
Time After Time (Private Music)
Cedar Walton: Blue Monterey, Roots (Astor Place)
Cedar Walton; featuring George Coleman: Bolivia,
Eastern Rebellion (Impulse)
Cedar Walton: The Vision, Composer (Astor Place)
Cedar Walton: Li'l Darlin'; Without A Song; Blues for Myself;
Blues for Myself/Solo Piano (Red Records)
Cedar Walton: Hindsight, Seasoned Wood (HighNote)
Only on 89.7! performances and recordings are exclusive
WGBH Radio productions and are not commercially available.
Jazz on WGBH
WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston