Walter Bishop, Jr.

Real Name:
Walter Bishop
Profile:
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.
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Albums

PRST 7281 Walter Bishop, Jr. - Diggin' With The Miles Davis Sextet album art Miles Davis Featuring Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Walter Bishop, Jr., Tommy Potter, Art Blakey Miles Davis Featuring Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Walter Bishop, Jr., Tommy Potter, Art Blakey - Diggin' With The Miles Davis Sextet(LP, Album) Prestige PRST 7281 US 1963 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Coral Keys album art Walter Bishop Jr.* Coral Keys (Album) Black Jazz Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Speak Low album art Walter Bishop Jr.* Speak Low (Album) Muse Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Valley Land album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Valley Land (Album) Muse Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Old Folks album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Old Folks (Album) East Wind Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Soul Village album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Soul Village (Album) Muse Records, Muse Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Bish Bash album art Walter Bishop Jr.* Bish Bash (Album) Xanadu Records Japan 1977 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Soliloquy album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Soliloquy (Album) Seabreeze Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Cubicle album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Cubicle (Album) Muse Records US 1978 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Hot House album art Walter Bishop Jr.* Hot House (Album) Muse Records US 1979 Sell This Version
ULS-6035-G Walter Bishop, Jr. - The Trio album art Billy Hart - Walter Bishop Jr.* - George Mraz Billy Hart - Walter Bishop Jr.* - George Mraz - The Trio(LP, Album, Promo) Progressive Records (2) ULS-6035-G Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Just In Time album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Just In Time (Album) Interplay Records US 1989 Sell This Version
DIW-605 Walter Bishop, Jr. - What's New album art Walter Bishop, Jr. What's New(CD, Album) DIW Records DIW-605 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Midnight Blue album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Midnight Blue (Album) Red Records (15) Italy 1993 Sell This Version
TKCZ-79018 Walter Bishop, Jr. - Ode To Bird album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Ode To Bird(CD, Album) Venus Records (5) TKCZ-79018 Japan 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Walter Bishop, Jr. - Coral Keys album art Walter Bishop, Jr. Coral Keys Black Jazz Records US 1971 Sell This Version

Compilations

FSR-CD 827 Walter Bishop, Jr. - Stone Blues / Looking Ahead / Honi Gordon Sings album art Ken McIntyre Featuring Eric Dolphy, Walter Bishop, Jr. & Jaki Byard Ken McIntyre Featuring Eric Dolphy, Walter Bishop, Jr. & Jaki Byard - Stone Blues / Looking Ahead / Honi Gordon Sings(2xCD, Comp) Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 827 2014 Sell This Version

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