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Walter Bishop, Jr's Master Class: Comping & Chord Voicings

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Jazz piano legend Walter Bishop, Jr. discusses and demonstrates comping and chord voicings, with the help of vocalist Kathy Farmer. Walter Bishop, Jr. (April 10, 1927 January 24, 1998) was an American bop and hard bop jazz pianist. 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. Video: Bret Primack