The Promise Land

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Top-notch hard bop is performed by pianist Cedar Walton's quartet, a group also including altoist Vincent Herring who doubles on flute, bassist David Williams, and drummer Kenny Washington. An underrated composer, Walton performs five of his own pieces, plus four standards including "Body and Soul" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". Herring's Cannonball Adderley-inspired alto is well featured, and Kenny Washington fits right into Billy Higgins' old slot. Easily recommended for fans of modern straight-ahead jazz.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Top-notch hard bop is performed by pianist Cedar Walton's quartet, a group also including altoist Vincent Herring who doubles on flute, bassist David Williams, and drummer Kenny Washington. An underrated composer, Walton performs five of his own pieces, plus four standards including "Body and Soul" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes". Herring's Cannonball Adderley-inspired alto is well featured, and Kenny Washington fits right into Billy Higgins' old slot. Easily recommended for fans of modern straight-ahead jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2001
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375708122
  • Catalog Number: 757081
  • Sales rank: 336,195

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Promise Land (5:14)
  2. 2 N.P.S. (6:44)
  3. 3 Back to Bologna (5:19)
  4. 4 Body and Soul (8:56)
  5. 5 Darn That Dream (5:33)
  6. 6 Thirty Degrees to the Wind (7:30)
  7. 7 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (6:26)
  8. 8 I'll Know (6:25)
  9. 9 Bremond's Blues (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cedar Walton Primary Artist, Piano, Leader
Vincent Herring Flute, Alto Saxophone
Kenny Washington Drums
David E. Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Don Sickler Producer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Mastering
Bill Milkowski Liner Notes
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