Walter Bishop, Jr.

Walter Bishop

Also known as Bishop, Bishop, Jr, W. Bishop, W. Bishop Jr., Walter Bishop, Walter Bishop Jr, Walter Bishop Jr.

Discography of Walter Bishop, Jr.:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Coral Keys 7 Audio 1971 Black Jazz Records
2 Cubicle 6 Audio 1978 Muse Records
3 Speak Low 6 Audio 1975 Muse Records
4 Kenny Dorham 4 Audio 1959 Debut Records (3)
5 Speak Low 9 Audio 1989
6 Inta Somethin' - Recorded "Live" At The Jazz Workshop . San Francisco, California 6 Audio
7 Soul Village 6 Audio Happy Bird
8 Hot House 7 Audio 1979 Muse Records
9 Coral Keys 2 Audio 1971 Black Jazz Records
10 Milestones 6 Audio 1989 Black Lion Records
11 Coral Keys 7 Audio 1998 Black Jazz Records
12 Soliloquy 6 Audio 1977 Seabreeze Records
13 Milestones 9 Audio 1989 Black Lion
14 Bish Bash 8 Audio 1977 Xanadu Records
15 Speak Low 9 Audio Jazztime Records
16 Soul Village 6 Audio 1977 Muse Records
17 Valley Land 7 Audio 1976 Muse Records
18 Hot House 7 Audio 1979 Muse Records
19 Valley Land 7 Audio 1976 Muse Records
20 Coral Keys 7 Audio 2005-02-04 P-Vine Records
21 Speak Low 6 Audio 1984 Jazztime Records
22 Just In Time 7 Audio 1989 InterPlay Records

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 [a=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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