Walter Bishop Jr. Catalog

1961 (age 34)

Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Speak Low  (Jazztime JT 002)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; G.T. Hogan, drums.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, March 14, 1961
Sometimes I'm Happy
Blues In The Closet
Green Dolphin Street
Alone Together
Milestones
Speak Low
** also issued on Muse MR 5066; Jazztime (J) 25BLL-3013. Black Lion (G) BLCD 760109 entitled "Milestones".

Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Speak Low  (Jazztime (J) 25BLL-3013)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; G.T. Hogan, drums.: same session.
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, March 14, 1961
Sometimes I'm Happy (alternate take)
Blues In The Closet (alternate take)
Speak Low (alternate take)
** reissue of Jazztime JT 002 + 3 bonus tracks.

1962

Peter Yorke Orchestra Featuring The London Strings And The Top Brass Of London And The Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - A Pair Of "Naturals"  (Operators LP 3001)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Butch Warren, bass; Wilbert Hogan, drums.
NYC, circa spring 1962
The Bishop Moves
Easy Walk
Take One Of My Pills
Theme On A Legend
** also issued on Stateside (E) SL 10028.

1963

The Walter Bishop Jr. Group - Summertime  (Cotillion CLP-236)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Butch Warren, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums.
NYC, October, 1963
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
I Thought About You
Tell It The Way It Is
Falling In Love With Love
Dottie's Theme
Dinkum
Summertime
Easy To Love
33rd Off 3rd
Love For Sale
Our Romance Is Over
Getting Off The Ground
** also issued on DIW (J) DIW-334.

1964

Walter Bishop Jr. - Bish Bash  (Xanadu 114)

Frank Haynes, tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Eddie Khan, bass; Dick Berk, drums.
August 2, 1964
Days Of Wine And Roses
Willow Weep For Me
Summertime
Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Leo Morris, drums.
May 15, 1968
Minor Motive
Yesterday's Dream
Party Time
My Man's Gone Now
Viva!

1971 (age 44)

Walter Bishop Jr. - Coral Keys  (Black Jazz Records BJQD/2)

Woody Shaw as Wood Shaw, trumpet #5-7; Harold Vick as Harold Vic, flute, soprano sax #1-4, tenor sax #5-7; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Idris Muhammad, drums #1-4; Alan Shwaetz Benger, drums #5-7.
released 1971
1.Coral Keys
2.Waltz For Zweetie
3.Track Down
4.Soul Turn Around
5.Our November
6.Three Loves
7.Freedom Suite
** also issued on Black Jazz Records BJ/2.

1973

Walter Bishop Jr.'s 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul  (Black Jazz Records BJQD/14)

Ronnie Laws, reeds; Woody Murray (Sumtunji), vibes; Walter Bishop Jr., keyboards; Gerald Brown, bass, Fender bass; Bahir Hassan, drums; Shakur M. Abdulla, congas, bongos.
Hollywood Spectrum, Los Angeles, CA, released 1973
Soul Village
N'Dugu's Prayer
Summertime
Those Who Chant
Keeper Of My Soul
Blue Bossa
Sweet Rosa
** also issued on Black Jazz Records BJ/14.

1974

Walter Bishop Jr. - Valley Land  (Muse MR 5060)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Hart, drums.
December 30, 1974
Invitation
Lush Life
Sam's Blues
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Valley Land
Killer Joe
Make Someone Happy

1975

Walter Bishop Jr. - Soliloquy  (SeaBreeze SB-1002)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano.
Los Angeles, CA, January, 1975
Up Jumped Spring
I Can't Get Started
A Day In The Life Of A Fool
I Got Rhythm
Here's That Rainy Day
All The Things You Are
** also issued on Interplay (J) ABCJ-574.

1976

Walter Bishop Jr. - Old Folks  (East Wind (J) EW-8050)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums.
Vanguard Studios, NYC, May 25, 1976
Manha Do Carnaval
Old Folks
Up Jumped Spring
Straight No Chaser
Here's That Rainy Day
Yardbird Suite
Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
** also issued on East Wind (J) PHCE-2042, UCCJ-9055, UCCJ-9179.

Walter Bishop Jr. - Solo Piano  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-531)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano.
Red Gate Studio, Kent, NY, October 21, 1976
Up Jumped Spring
Everytime We Say Goodbye
I Got Rhythm
Valley Land News
All The Things You Are
I Can't Get Started

1977 (age 50)

Walter Bishop Jr. - Soul Village  (Muse MR 5142)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; George Young, soprano, alto sax; Gerry Niewood, tenor sax, flute; Walter Bishop Jr., Fender Rhodes electric piano; Steve Khan, guitar; Mark Egan, bass; Ed Soph, drums; Victoria, congas, percussion; Mitch Farber, arranger.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, June, 1977
Soul Turnaround
Valerie
Sweet Rosa
Philadelphia Bright
Coral Keys
Soul Village

Walter Bishop Jr. - Hot House  (Muse MR 5183)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Al Foster, drums.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, December 14, 1977
Medley: Sophisticated Lady / A Time For Love
Wave
All God's Children
Bill Hardman, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Sam Jones, bass; Al Foster, drums.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, March 14, 1978
Dahoud
Hot House
Move
My Little Suede Shoes

1978

Walter Bishop Jr. - Cubicle  (Muse MR 5151)

Randy Brecker, trumpet, flugelhorn; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Rene McLean, soprano, alto, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Walter Bishop Jr., keyboards; Joe Caro, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, Fender bass; Mark Egan, Fender bass #1,4; Billy Hart, drums; Ray Mantilla, percussion; Carmen Lundy, vocals #1; Mitch Farber, arranger.
CI Recording Studio, NYC, June 21, 1978
1.Valley Land
2.My Little Suede Shoes
3.Those Who Chant
4.Summertime
5.Now, Now That You've Left Me
6.Cubicle

1987 (age 60)

Walter Bishop Jr. - Yesterdays  (PJL (J) MTCJ-2508)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Paul Brown, bass; Walter Bolden, drums.
"Uraku", Yurakucho, Tokyo, Japan, July, 1987
Just Friends
Good Morning Heartache
Lady Barbara
Up Jumped Spring
Laura
Yesterdays
Theme / Ending
** also issued on Interplay (J) ABCJ-589 entitled "Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Live In Tokyo".

1988

Walter Bishop Jr. - Just In Time  (Interplay IP-8605)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Paul Brown, bass; Walter Bolden, drums.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, September 10, 1988
Just In Time
Lady Barbara
I Got It Bad
Dance Of The Infields
Yesterdays
Good Morning Heartache
Sweet Rosa
** also issued on Interplay (J) TKCZ-79019; M&I (J) MYCJ-30368 entitled "Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Just In Time". PJL (J) MTCJ-2509.

Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Just In Time  (Interplay (J) TKCZ-79019)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Paul Brown, bass; Walter Bolden, drums.: same session.
Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, September 10, 1988
Well, You Needn't
** reissue of Interplay IP-8605 entitled "Just In Time" + 1 bonus track.

1989

Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Live In Paris  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-519)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Michel Gaudry, bass; Charles Bellonzi as Charles Bellanzi, drums.
live in Paris, France, April 12, 1989
Spring Is Here / Up Jumped Spring
What Is This Thing Called Love
Speak No Evil
'Round Midnight
Sweet Rosa
No Blues

Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Ode To Bird  (Interplay IP-9001)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Paul Brown, bass; Walter Bolden, drums.
Masuo's Studio, NYC, December 4, 1989
Au Privave
Laura
Easy To Love
Star Eyes
This Time The Dream's On Me
The Song Is You
All The Things You Are
** also issued on Interplay (J) TKCZ-79018. Interplay (J) ABCJ-55; PJL (J) MTCJ-2543 entitled "Ode To Bird".

1990

Walter Bishop Jr. - What's New  (DIW (J) DIW-605)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Peter Washington, bass; Kenny Washington, drums.
NYC, October 25, 1990
I'll Remember April
What's New
Speak No Evil
Crazy She Called Me
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Waltz Twooitee
For All We Know
Una Mas

1991

Walter Bishop Jr. - Midnight Blue  (Red Record (It) RR 123251.2)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Doug Sides, drums.
Mondial Sound, Milan, Italy, December 12, 1991
Sweet And Lovely
Never Let Me Go
You Don't Know What Love Is
Lady Barbara
I Should Care
The More I See You
The Christmas Song
Farmer's Delight
Up Jumped Spring
Autumn In New York
What Is This Thing Called Love
Midnight Blue

1993

Walter Bishop Jr. Trio - Speak Low Again  (Venus (J) TKCV-79017)

Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Paul Brown, bass; Al Harewood, drums.
Sear Sound, NYC, June 14, 1993
Spring Is Here
same session.
Speak Low
Valley Land
Bish Bash Blues
The Masquerade Is Over
Keiko's Samba
Just Friends
Yardbird Suite

1995

Walter Bishop Jr. - Ornithology  (Interplay (J) ABCJ-629)

Valery Ponomarev as Valery Poromanov, trumpet; Harold Jefta, alto sax; Walter Bishop Jr., piano; Paul Brown, bass; Al Harewood, drums.
NYC, October 16, 1995
Coral Keys
Ornithology
Lady Barbara
Moose The Mooche
Keiko's Samba
Scrapple From The Apple