Cedar Walton

The Electic Boogaloo Song

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After several years solidifying his status as one of the top hard bop pianists of the '60s, Cedar Walton ventured out on his own and cut a handful of fine LPs for OJC. The Electric Boogaloo Song (1969) continued the high standards of earlier successes like Cedar! and Spectrum, thanks to another strong batch of Walton-penned sides and excellent support musicians. "Electric Boogaloo Song," in fact, features both a trio comprised of bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Mickey Roker and a two-horn quintet that includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell and tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan. Along with Walton's classic "Ugetsu," the five-track set also features a fine Jordan original ("Impressions of Scandinavia") and a tasty take on the perennial "You Stepped Out of a Dream." While the roundup Plays Cedar Walton is highly recommended for its excellent array of songs from Cedar!, Spectrum, and The Electric Boogaloo Song, this album is still worth a go, granted you can even find a copy.

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