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Walter Bishop, Jr.

Band, 1927-1998 US
A.k.a. Walter Bishop

American jazz pianist and composer. Born : October 04, 1927 in New York City, New York. Died : January 24, 1998 in New York City, New York. He was the son of composer Walter Bishop, Sr.. In high school his friends included Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, and Art Taylor. He began his musical career after World War II, and played and recorded with Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Kai Winding, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Curtis Fuller, Terry Gibbs, Clark Terry, Blue Mitchell, and Supersax. In the early 1960s he also led his own trio with Jimmy Garrison and G. T. Hogan. He continued performing into the 1990s. After studying at The Juilliard School with Hall Overton in the late 1960s, he taught music theory at colleges in Los Angeles in the 1970s. In 1983 he began teaching at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He also wrote a book, A Study in Fourths, about jazz improvisation based on cycles of fourths and fifths.

PortraitRandy Brecker
tr, fh *1945 US
PortraitSteve Khan
g *1947 US
PortraitGeorge Young
ts, as
PortraitMark Egan
b *1951 US
PortraitGerry Niewood
fl 1943-2009 US
PortraitEd Soph
dr *1945 US
perc, cng
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Coral Keys on Coral Keys by Walter Bishop, Jr.
Soul Village on Keeper of My Soul by Walter Bishop, Jr.
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Soul Turn Around on Coral Keys by Walter Bishop, Jr.
Keeper Of My Soul on Keeper of My Soul by Walter Bishop, Jr.
Track Down on Coral Keys by Walter Bishop, Jr.
Summertime on Keeper of My Soul by Walter Bishop, Jr.
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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Stone Blues / Looking Ahead / Honi Gordon SingsKen McIntyre Featuring Eric Dolphy, Walter Bishop, Jr. & Jaki Byard2014Compil.
Midnight BlueWalter Bishop, Jr.1993Album
What's NewWalter Bishop, Jr.1991Album
Just In TimeWalter Bishop, Jr.1989Album
The TrioBilly Hart - Walter Bishop, Jr. - George Mraz1982Album
Hot HouseWalter Bishop, Jr.1979Album
CubicleWalter Bishop, Jr.1978Album
Old FolksWalter Bishop, Jr.1977Album
Bish BashWalter Bishop, Jr.1977Album
Soul VillageWalter Bishop, Jr.1977Album
SoliloquyWalter Bishop, Jr.1977Album
Valley LandWalter Bishop, Jr.1976Album
Coral KeysWalter Bishop, Jr.1971Album
Coral KeysWalter Bishop, Jr.1971Single
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