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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cedar Walton (with Eddie Harris) - Ancona 1984

Here's another one... Pianist Cedar Walton and his fine trio with David Williams and Idris Muhammad, playing with the late great Eddie Harris!

They were both born in 1934 - Eddie left this place far too early! He's one of the big unsung greats, not taken nearly as serious as a bad-ass jazz artist than he should have been. But that's too late now!

This needed quite some work, and it's far from perfect, but it's great hearing Eddie in such a fine band!

Cedar Walton Quartet
Ancona (Italy), Strabacco Jazz Club
May 25, 1984

Eddie Harris - tenor sax
Cedar Walton - piano
David Williams - bass
Idris Muhammad - drums

1. Stage Intro > Cedar's Blues (8:49)
2. Close Enough for Love (10:38)
3. Satin Doll (9:25)
4. Another Star (8:23)
5. On the Trail (14:46)
6. Freedom Jazz Dance (9:22)
7. Bolivia (12:25)

1. Everything Happens to Me (5:38)
2. Blue Monk / Rhythm-A-Ning / Over the Rainbow (21:22)
3. St. Thomas (7:22)
4. Holy Land (11:24)
5. Theme for Red (2:38)

TT: 122:12

Sound: A-/B+
Source/Lineage: Aud recording-> ? -> CD-r-> wav-> Flac 6
Additional: FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

:: ubu's edits ::
gap removal in EAC wouldn't work as there were tiny bits of the next track at the end (after the gaps!) of the tracks, hence I removed them manually with Cool Edit
I also fixed a couple of rough spots (most notably a glitch at the opening of "Bolivia" - there are others later on which I didn't think I could handle properly - small portions are duplicated, it seems)
Finally, the track marks were corrected


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

hulaboy said...

Thanks, Ubu! I'm a big Eddie Harris fan. He'd come through Chicago annually and have a new book of tunes every time.

worldbflat said...

Absolutely right about Harris. Anyone who can write something like Freedom Jazz Dance has to be great. I listened to the Rhino compilation of "In Sound/Mean Greens" just last night. He was a monster, and put it right out there, wore his heart on his sleeve in his playing. Gotta love that.

Jay said...

Looks like a great concert. Thanks for sharing this.

Brad Geiger said...

Have always loved Eddie's music. Got to see him live in '92 and to discover his uncanny vocal gift for singing just like Billie Holiday! We'll miss you, Eddie, thanks for all the great music!

ROGJAZZ said...

The same year i heard this group in San Remo it was a great concert !!!
And i was always looking for un cd