Cedar Walton ‎– One Flight Down

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One Flight Down is an album by American pianist Cedar Walton which was recorded in 2006 and released on the Highnote label.

“Cedar Walton has been a first-call hard bop pianist for almost as long as there’s been hard-bop. In a splendid, though often underappreciated, a career spanning six decades, he’s had notable stints in the bands of giants like JJ Johnson, Lee Morgan, Art Farmer, and Art Blakey, while also leading well-respected groups of his own. Now, at seventy-two, he’s one of the elder statesmen of the hard-bop genre and one of the true living legends of jazz piano.” – Joel Roberts/AllAboutJazz.

“Cedar Walton shows no signs of slowing down at age 72, demonstrating both experience and enthusiasm in this invigorating studio session.” – Ken Dryden/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“One Flight Down” (Cedar Walton) – 5:39
“The Rubber Man” (Cedar Walton) – 4:40
“Billy Strayhorn Medley: Lush Life” (Billy Strayhorn) – 5:29
“Billy Strayhorn Medley: Day Dream” (Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, John La Touche) – 4:39
“Billy Strayhorn Medley: Raincheck” (Strayhorn) – 4:09
“Seven Minds” (Sam Jones) – 7:04
“Time After Time” (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn) – 7:52
“Hammer Head” (Wayne Shorter) – 6:36
“Little Sunflower” (Freddie Hubbard) – 9:45

Personnel:
Cedar Walton – piano
Vincent Herring – tenor saxophone (tracks 1 & 2)
David Williams – bass
Joe Farnsworth – drums

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Released: August 1, 2006
Recorded: April 7, 2006
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 55:53
Label: HighNote
HCD 7157
Producer: Don Sickler & Cedar Walton

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