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The Promise Land

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Released  August 28, 2001
Length  57:35
Producer  Don Sickler
Genre  Jazz
Label  HighNote HCD 7081
Recorded  March 29, 2001 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

The Promise Land is an album by pianist Cedar Walton which was recorded in 2006 and released on the Highnote label.



Allmusic reviewed the album stating "Top-notch hard bop is performed by pianist Cedar Walton's quartet... Easily recommended for fans of modern straight-ahead jazz". All About Jazz observed "Walton's joyous musical spirit is candidly articulated on The Promise LandWalton's joyous musical spirit is candidly articulated on The Promise Land". JazzTimes said "everything seems to fall comfortably into place".

Track listing

All compositions by Cedar Walton except as indicated

  1. "Promise Land" - 5:14
  2. "N.P.S." - 6:44
  3. "Back to Bologna" - 5:19
  4. "Body and Soul" (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) - 8:56
  5. "Darn That Dream" (Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen) - 5:33
  6. "Thirty Degrees to the Wind" - 7:30
  7. "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 6:26
  8. "I'll Know" (Frank Loesser) - 6:25
  9. "Bremond's Blues" - 5:28


  • Cedar Walton - piano
  • Vincent Herring - alto saxophone, flute
  • David Williams - bass
  • Kenny Washington - drums
  • Production

  • Don Sickler - producer
  • Rudy Van Gelder - engineer
  • References

    The Promise Land Wikipedia

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