Cedar Walton hears "Mosaic" catch fire
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT...
Mosaic (Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers)
CD: Mosaic (The RVG Edition)
2005 Blue Note Records
IN 1961, NEA JAZZ MASTER CEDAR WALTON JOINED ONE OF THE SEMINAL GROUPS OF THE HARD BOP MOVEMENT ? THE JAZZ MESSENGERS, LED BY DRUMMER ART BLAKEY.
Cedar Walton: Art had me and Freddie Hubbard sort of in reserves. So he called us and said, "Are you ready?" (laughs) And I brought in a song named Mosaic, which... it caught fire! I couldn't believe it. I said, "Wow, these guys are playing my song as good or better than me.
MUSIC: same ? up for a phrase
That was a great experience. I said, "Wow, this stuff is movin too fast for me now!" (chuckles)
MUSIC:up and fades
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH PIANIST CEDAR WALTON WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.