Cedar Walton Quintet – Cedar’s Blues (Full Album)

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Cedar’s Blues is a live album by pianist Cedar Walton’s Quintet recorded in 1985 and released on the Italian Red label.

“Although the Eastern Rebellion name is not used on this release, the personnel of the quintet (pianist Cedar Walton, tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, trombonist Curtis Fuller, bassist David Williams and drummer Billy Higgins) is the same as the mid-’80s version of that hard bop group. Their live set (recorded in Bologna, Italy) features the band performing four Walton originals (including “Cedar’s Blues” and “Ugestu”) plus “Over the Rainbow.” The results may not be unique but the solos of Walton, Berg and Fuller are consistently satisfying, making this date easily recommended to hard bop collectors.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
All compositions by Cedar Walton except as indicated

“Cedar’s Blues” – 11:45
“Hand in glove” – 12:40
“Insight” – 06:50
“Over the Rainbow” (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) – 06:40
“Fiesta Español” – 10:35

Cedar Walton – piano
Curtis Fuller – trombone
Bob Berg – tenor saxophone
David Williams – bass
Billy Higgins – drums


Released: 1985
Recorded: March 1985
Osteria delle Dame, Bologna, Italy
Length: 49:07
Label: Red
VPA 179
Producer: Alberto Alberti