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Cedar's story

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Page added Feb 22, 2017 Updated Mar 8, 2017

On the show: the Ben Markley Big Band celebrates pianist Cedar Walton and his compositions on a new release, titled 'Clockwise.'

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Pianist Ben Markley has teamed up with trumpet player Terell Stafford on a new big band release that draws inspiration from the music of the late Cedar Walton.

Of the project, Walton's wife Martha remarked: "to hear a big band's interpretation of Cedar's music has to be the most beautiful thing I have ever heard in my life! I know Cedar is beaming at the results." On this episode, we’ll hear the original from Cedar Walton - 'I'm Not Sure.'

Also on the program is new music from pianist Steve Kuhn and his trio, as well as a recent recording by Canadian bass player Robert Occhipinti. Plus, Mal revisits John Coltrane live in Europe in 1963.

Presented by Mal Stanley
Image: Ben Markley's Website
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Feb 26, 2017. 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Mar 1, 2017. 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Mar 1, 2017. 9:00pm - 10:50pm

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