Cedar Walton, 1964


© Ave Pildas

Cedar Walton was a hard bop pianist, he was a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers from 1960-1964.

During that time Jazz Messengers were comprised of Blakey, Hubbard, shorter, Fuller, Workman, Morgan and Walton with other members moving in and out of the group over a thirty five year period.

Earlier in Walton’s career he had learned to play and arrange for a number of instruments and he used this talent with the Messengers.

Cedar left the Messengers in 1964 and went on to lead his own groups, work as an accompanist, record arrange and write. Many of his original compositions became jazz standards including; “Firm Roots”, “Mode For Joe”, “Cedar’s Blues” and “Boliva” his most well known composition.

Walton was a giant he worked and recorded with artists too numerous to mention here.

Limited edition museum quality print signed by Ave Pildas.

13×19 Edition of 15
Archival Pigment Print

16×20 Edition of 5
Silver Gelatin Darkroom Print

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Also available with the 10 Jazz Greats Limited Edition Boxed Portfolio.

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