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This week two great jazzpianists died; Cedar Walton and Marian McPartland. Let’s continue with Cedar.
Cedar Walton, a pianist who distinguished himself as both an accompanist and a soloist, and who wrote some of the most enduring compositions in modern jazz while a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the early 1960s, died on Monday at his home in Brooklyn. 491 more words
This transcription is Sonny Stitt’s tenor solo on his 1950 album “Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/JJ Johnson” song Sonny Side, arranged for bass. It’s pretty quick – one that I’m still trying to get up to tempo and hope to get out on the old YouTube when it’s ready! 24 more words