Cedar Walton – The BouncerOctober 18, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: cedar walton, david williams, ray mantilla, steve turre, thejazzpage.com, vincent herring, willie jones III
At 77, master pianist Cedar Walton shows no signs of slowing down on his latest release, The Bouncer. The former sideman to the great John Coltrane leads a stellar group of musicians in this swinging effort, comprised mostly of his own compositions. Joining Walton for the ride are the talents of Willie Jones III on drums, and David Williams on bass, along with guests Steve Turre on trombone, Vincent Herring on saxophone and percussionist Ray Mantilla on various tracks. The project was recorded in 24-bit sound by and at the studios of the great Rudy Van Gelder. The quality of the sound allows Walton’s incredible, enduring virtuosity to come through as clear as a bell.
Click here to listen to a clip of “Martha’s Prize”.
Tracks: The Bouncer, Lament, Bell For Bags, Halo, Underground Memoirs, Willie’s Groove, Got To Get To The Island, Martha’s Prize.