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Walton, Cedar: Cedar Walton Plays Featuring Ron Carter and Billy Higgins

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Willow Weep For Me
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Hallucinations
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Bremond's Blues
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Kiss Me, Kate: So in Love
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Book's Bossa
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Out of the Past
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He's a Real Gone Guy
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Something in Common
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Pianist Cedar Walton heads a medium-size group on this 1986 Delos CD, a rhythm section with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Billy Higgins plus a five piece horn section: trumpeter Don Sickler, altoist Kenny Garrett, the obscure tenor Lou Orensteen, baritonist Charles Davis and trombonist Steve Turre. Unfortunately the horns mostly stick to ensemblework (except for an extended version of Benny Golson’s “Out of the Past”) but Walton and his trio are in top form on such numbers as Bud Powell’s “Halluncinations,” a lengthy rendition of Cole Porter’s “So in Love,” Nellie Lutcher’s “He’s a Real Gone Guy” and the leader’s “Something in Common.” – Scott Yanow

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