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In 1974, Cedar Walton formed his own band, Eastern Rebellion. From the 80's until the present day, Cedar Walton has remained active, and many of his compositions have been adopted as jazz standards, including "Firm Roots", "Bolivia" and "Cedar's Blues". "Bolivia" is perhaps Walton's best known composition, while one of his oldest is "Fantasy in D", recorded under the title "Ugetsu" by Art Blakey in 1963. In January 2010, he was inducted as a member of the NEA 2010 class of Jazz Masters. He stated: "its quite an honor because it represents the endurance of an artist and his output as an artist and his ability to keep a certain stream of good performances throughout his or her career."