• WBGO JAM Live: NJCU Cedar Walton Combo

    April 2, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The New Jersey City University Cedar Walton Combo performed live in the WBGO studios, the first in our series of student ensembles in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. Click to hear audio from this concert, and at the bottom of the page for all of our 2013 JAM Student Festival broadcasts.

    The ensemble, directed by Nate Eklund and Ed Joffe, NJCU's director of jazz studies, is Barry Spatz on piano, Anthony Perez on bass, Ramsey Norman on drums, Martin Moretto on guitar and Neil Johnson on tenor saxophone.

    The group's members performed their own arrangements of compositions by Cedar Walton and Thelonious Monk, and were interviewed between songs by host Michael Bourne. A full set list is below. Enjoy this live performance, and all of our broadcasts with the next generation of jazz greats on air and online all April as we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month!

    New Jersey City University Cedar Walton Combo

    live at WBGO 4/1/13

    Hindsight

    by Cedar Walton, arranged by the group

    solos: Neil Johnson, Barry Spatz, Ramsey Norman

    Clockwise

    by Cedar Walton, arranged by Ramsey Norman

    solos: Barry Spatz, Neil Johnson, Anthony Perez

    Off Minor

    by Thelonious Monk, arranged by Barry Spatz

    solos: Neil Johnson, Barry Spatz, Anthony Perez

    Bolivia

    by Cedar Walton, arranged by Barry Spatz and Neil Johnson

    solos: Neil Johnson, Barry Spatz

    Ojos de Rojo

    by Cedar Walton, arrange by Anthony Perez

    solos: Martin Moretto, Neil Johnson

    I'll Let You Know

    by Cedar Walton, arranged by the group

    solo: Barry Spatz

    Midnight Waltz

    by Cedar Walton, arranged by Neil Johnson

    solos: Neil Johnson, Barry Spatz, Ramsey Norman

    All 2013 WBGO JAM Live Student Broadcasts

    4/1/13: NJCU Cedar Walton Combo

    4/8/13: Rutgers University Jazz Ensemble I

    4/12/13: William Paterson "Hawk Flies" Jazz Septet

    4/15/13: Berklee Ralph Peterson Sextet

    4/16/13: Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Ensemble

    4/17/13: New School For Jazz Improv Ensemble

    4/18/13: MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble

    4/19/13: LaGuardia High School Senior Band

    4/23/13: SUNY Purchase Super Sophomores

    4/24/13: NYU Karachacha Afro-Peruvian Ensemble

    4/25/13: Queens College International Jazz Band

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