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Fri Jun 8 07:34:07 EDT 2007

Please join us for an evening of jazz with Cedar Walton, Lorraine Gordon and
Dan Morgenstern! 

Tuesday, June 12 
7:30 PM
Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center
1972 Broadway at 66th Street

This night will be wonderful! Jazz pianist Cedar Walton will perform and Dan
Morgenstern will lead a Discussion/Q&A with Lorraine Gordon.

Lorraine will be signing copies of her memoir Alive at the Village Vanguard:
My Life In and Out of Jazz Time.

‹ Lorraine Gordon ‹
In a life has spanned the life of jazz in America, Lorraine Gordon is a
legend among jazz musicians and aficionados. She thrives as doyenne and sole
proprietor of the Village Vanguard, the country¹s oldest jazz club.

‹ Cedar Walton ‹
One of the most valued of all hard bop accompanists, Cedar Walton also wrote
a number of excellent tunes (³Mosaic,² ³Ugetsu,² and ³Bolivia,² to name a
few) that found their way into Art Blakey¹s book during the pianist¹s
early-¹60s stint with the Jazz Messengers. From 1958-61, Walton played with
Kenny Dorham, J.J. Johnson, and Art Farmer's Jazztet, among others, and then
joined Blakey in 1961, with whom he remained until ¹64, with Freddie Hubbard
and Wayne Shorter. Walton served time as Abbey Lincoln¹s accompanist from
1965-66 and made records with Lee Morgan from 1966-68. His recordings can be
found on the Prestige, Muse, Evidence, and Steeplechase labels. In addition
to his many quantifiable accomplishments, Walton is less well known as the
first pianist to record, in April 1959 with John Coltrane, the tenorist¹s
daunting ³Giant Steps.²

‹ Dan Morgenstern ‹
Grammy Award winner Dan Morgenstern is Director of The Institute of Jazz
Studies at Rutgers University

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