Roots (Cedar Walton album)

Roots is an album by pianist Cedar Walton which was recorded in 1997 and released on the Astor Place label.[1]

Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 3 & 4, 1997
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
LabelAstor Place
ProducerDon Sickler & Cedar Walton
Cedar Walton chronology
The Promise Land


Allmusic reviewed the album stating "this is a solid, modern hard bop date that reaches its potential".[2] All About Jazz observed "Cedar Walton is a treasure with an uncanny sense for composition, arrangement, and performance. His most recent recording Roots readily bears this out. His music is layered, as is his band... This is sophisticated and readily consumable mainstream jazz that is well recommended".[3] JazzTimes said "Cedar Walton is an heir to those class acts that have made the piano so often the repository of the orchestral voice of jazz... Here he gets a chance to give voice to his muse through a larger ensemble... the compositions sound fresh-benefitting from these new arrangements and from the range of solo styles that play over them".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores

Track listing

All compositions by Cedar Walton

  1. "Bolivia" - 6:28
  2. "Ojos de Rojo" - 7:57
  3. "When Love Is New" - 8:05
  4. "I'll Let You Know" - 6:24
  5. "Mode for Joe" - 6:28
  6. "Blue Monterey" - 5:22
  7. "Fantasy in D" - 4:52
  8. "Fiesta Español" - 6:37
  9. "Firm Roots" - 6:57



  • Don Sickler - producer
  • Rudy Van Gelder - engineer


  1. Cedar Walton discography accessed February 24, 2015
  2. Yanow, S., Allmusic Review, accessed February 24, 2015
  3. Bailey, C. M., All About Jazz Review, June 1, 1999
  4. Bennett, B., JazzTimes Review, October 1999
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