Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Max The Invincible Roach - Walter Bishop, Jr.

The late pianist and composer, Walter Bishop, Jr., played with Max Roach in Charlie Parker's group, back in early days of Bebop. While both were active in the 80s, he wrote this poem for his friend Max.

If you want to find out more about Walter Bishop Jr. then drop by Never Enough Rhodes.

Here's the song which first got me into Walter Bishop Jr:

Bass - Reggie Johnson, Drums - Idris Muhammad, Producer, Engineer - Gene Russell Saxophone, Flute - Harold Vic.

Written By, Arranged By, Piano - Walter Bishop. Issued on the Black Jazz label which is another jazz label like Strata East whose sides are well worth searching out.

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