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Walter Bishop Jr. Trio

 
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Thelonious And The Keyboard Bugs


Pianist and composer Walter Bishop, Jr. reads his poem about Thelonious Monk and his keyboard commrades set to "Waltz for Sweetie."

Personnel:

Walter Bishop, Jr., piano
Peter Washington, bass
Kenny Washington, drums

How about his for high school classmates? Kenny Drew, Sonny Rollins, and Art Taylor.

Bishop began playing professionally in the 1940s and recorded and performed with the greats of the age including: Art Blakey, Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean, Curtis Fuller, Terry Gibbs, Clark Terry, and Blue Mitchell.

He studied at Julliard in the 60s and started teaching music theory in the 1970s. He's the was the author of "A Study in Fourths."

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

An active performer through the 1990s, he passed away on January 24, 1998.



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