Walter Bishop Jr

Walter Bishop, Jr., was an American hard bop and bop jazz pianist. He lived from April 10, 1927 to January 24, 1998. He was the son Walter Bishop, Sr. His high school friends were Kenny Drew and Sonny Rollins. After World War II, he began his musical career. He recorded and played with Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. He also formed his own trio with Jimmy Garrison, G. T. Hogan in the 1960s. He performed until the 1990s. He studied at The Juilliard School in the 1960s with Hall Overton. In the 1970s, he began teaching music theory at Los Angeles colleges. He began teaching at The Hartt School of The University of Hartford in 1983. A Study in Fourths is a book he wrote about jazz improvisation using cycles of fourths or fifths. from

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