News about eclectic jazz and other musics
& REVIEWS Aug. 17, 2005
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Walton hits Dizzy's
The ubiquitous pianist Cedar Walton will lead a his quartet in a series of performances Aug. Monday (Aug. 16) through Sunday (Aug.21) at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola -- in The House of Swing, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
Not a name that jumps out at the casual jazz fan, Walton has contributed to the texture and been an integral part of the music identity as a player with many icons His sensibilities were forged in his youth jammin' with the likes of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane during after hours gigs in his native Dallas.
After moving to New York City, he began
to establish himself working locally with Sonny Rollins, Lou
Donaldson and, later with his first touring job, J.J. Johnson.
His recording debut was with Kenny Dorham on the Riverside
album, Kenny Dorham Sings.
Jazz Gallery celebrates
NEW YORK, NY -- The Jazz Gallery will
commemorate its first decade with a special 10th anniversary season
running from September through December. The celebration includes
a series of concerts showcasing musicians and reprising themes that,
over the past 10 years, have earned the space a widespread reputation
as a distinctive arts organizations.
Hargrove will be joined each evening through
Sept 11 by another acclaimed jazz trumpeter in this latest edition
of a series that haseen a popular program since its debut in December
2001. Darren Barrett (9/7), Claudio Roditi (9/8), Tom
Harrell (9/9),Nicholas Payton (9/10) and Marcus Belgrave
(9/11) arescheduled to appear with Hargrove accompanied by the rhythm
section of pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Reuben Rogers
anddrummer Greg Hutchinson.