Cedar Anthony Walton.

Cedar Anthony Walton.

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Jazz pianist Cedar Anthony Walton dead at 79

Honed his arranging talents with Art Blakey

Cedar Anthony Walton Jr., a Jazz pianist and leading exponent of the style known as “hard bop"—who came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey’s band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer—has died. He was 79.