Cedar Walton (Piano & Bandleader)
Born: 17th January 1934, Dallas, Texas, USA
Died: 19th August 2013, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. was an American hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey's band, The Jazz Messengers, before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including "Mosaic", "Bolivia", "Holy Land", "Mode for Joe" and "Fantasy in D".