Walton, Cedar

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Walton, Cedar Gender: M
Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr.
born on 17 January 1934 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 27°23' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°27 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°33'

Cedar Walton


American hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey's band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Many of his compositions have been adopted as jazz standards, including "Firm Roots", "Bolivia" and "Cedar's Blues".

From an early age, Walton began emulating recordings by Nat King Cole, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. He played with the Jazztet, led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer, from 1958 to 1961. In April 1959, he recorded an alternate take of "Giant Steps" with John Coltrane, though he did not solo.

In the early 1960s, Walton joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as a pianist-arranger for three years, demonstrating a keen sense of arranging in originals such as "Ugetsu" and "Mosaic". By the late 1960s he was part of the house rhythm section at Prestige Records, releasing his own recordings. He also recorded with Sonny Criss, Pat Martino, Eric Kloss, Charles McPherson, Abbey Lincoln, and Lee Morgan. During the mid-1970s, he led the funk group Mobius.

In January 2010, he was inducted into the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.

Walton died on August 19, 2013, at his home in Brooklyn, New York at the age of 79.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Coltrane, John (born 23 September 1926). Notes: music partnership


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (pianist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz