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Piano: Cedar Walton
Saxophone: George Coleman
Bass: Sam Jones
Drums: Billy Higgins

Cat no.: DV-JCWQ

Picture Format: 4:3
Sound Format: LPCM Mono
Running Time: 62 Mins
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: GB, F, D
Recording Date: 20 July 1976

Four legends teamed up in 1975 and gave birth to the band named Eastern Rebellion: George Coleman, Sam Jones, Billy Higgins and Cedar Walton. TDK documents a concert that they gave a year later at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Orvieto, Italy.

Thirty years on, this band seems like a herald of things to come, taking the musical direction that was to find favour again in the 80s. The four musicians had played music at the highest level all their lives and gained their status as legends mostly in the important sideman function. Each of them had participated in many of jazz's great moments. All four shared the ability, documented on many albums, to inspire their fellow musicians to even greater heights.

Documented on many discs, the team comprised of Walton, Higgins and Sam Jones was one of the best rhythm groups of the Seventies. Backing tenors like Hank Mobley, Bob Berg and Clifford Jordan and indeed George Coleman was something like a speciality of theirs. The trio worked together like a dream, as Cedar Walton confirmed "With Billy, you were right in the music from the very first moment; you never had to warm up".

TDK releases this DVD of a jazz night with piano legend Cedar Walton in their series of Jazz greats. As it was recorded at the Umbria Festival in Italy in 1976, the video quality of the film does not always conform to highest present-day DVD standards. Nonetheless, this recording has considerable value among Jazz recordings because of its documentary character and the artistic excellence it portrays.


Coltrane, John; Jones, Sam; Monk, Thelonious; Walton, Cedar

Coleman, George; Higgins, Billy; Jones, Sam; Walton, Cedar


Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: DV-JCWQ

Barcode: 5450270012329

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Physical Release: 02/2005

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