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Cedar Walton on "Giant Steps"

Cedar Walton—a powerful hard-bop pianist who appeared on more than 400 recordings and combined a meaty, rhythmic-playing style with sensitive, …

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Jazz Piano Giant Cedar Walton Dies At 79

Cedar Walton, one of the top jazz pianists to emerge in the aftermath of bebop, died Monday morning at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., according to his wife, Martha. Walton was 79.<p>The pianist and composer/arranger rose to eminence after an early-1960s spell in drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and …

Albert Murray, Writer And Co-Founder Of Jazz At Lincoln Center, Dies

Albert Murray, the influential writer and critic who helped found Jazz at Lincoln Center, died Sunday at home in Harlem. He was 97 years old. Duke Ellington once described him as the "unsquarest person I know."<p>For Murray, jazz and blues were more than just musical forms. They were a survival …

Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died

Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.<p>For more than 40 years, she hosted Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, an NPR …

'Beauty' On Orrin Evans' Block

On Philadelphia pianist Orrin Evans' trio version of Ornette Coleman's "Blues Connotation," drummer Donald Edwards and bassist Eric Revis set a New Orleans second-line groove tinged with vintage hip-hop. A beat like that is catnip to Evans, who gets right down and rolls in it. He quotes from Monk …