The Walter Bishop, Jr. Trio, 1965
CAT # OJCCD-1896-25
1. Tell It The Way It Is 3:54 2. I Thought About You 3:49 3. Things Ain't What They Used To Be 12:42 4. Falling In Love With Love 2:56 5. Dottie's Theme 2:40 6. Dinkum 2:37 7. Take One Of My Pills 2:35 8. Theme On A Legend 2:36 9. Getting Off The Ground 2:00 10. Summertime 5:20 11. Easy To Love 1:47 12. 33rd Off 3rd 2:59 13. Love For Sale 4:48 14. Our Romance Is Over 3:15 15. The Bishop Moves 2:35 16. Easy Walk 2:45
Of all the prominent bebop pianists, none fell further out of the limelight than did Walter Bishop, Jr. after his time of major exposure with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and other stars in the early 1950s. Nonetheless, Bishop persisted, and by the end of the decade was appearing occasionally in New York. He went on to work for a time with Curtis Fuller, formed his own trio, joined Terry Gibbs for a tour, and by the mid-Sixties had reestablished his career. In 1965 Prestige recorded him in his first date in years. Bishop's straightforward style was showcased in 16 short tracks designed to show his range and versatility. His bassist was Butch Warren from the Thelonious Monk quartet, his drummer Jimmy Cobb, the Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery veteran.
Tell It the Way It Is, I Thought About You, Things Ain't What They Used to Be, Falling in Love with Love, Dottie's Theme, Dinkum, Take One of My Pills, Theme on a Legend, Getting Off the Ground, Summertime, Easy to Love, 33rd Off 3rd, Love for Sale, Our Romance Is Over, The Bishop Moves, Easy Walk
with Butch Warren, Granville T. Hogan, Jimmy Cobb
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