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Oral history interview with Walter Bishop

Title
Oral history interview with Walter Bishop / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project ; interview conducted by Larry Ridley.
Author
Bishop, Walter, 1927-1998
Publication
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1996.

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Disc 1Moving imageBy appointment only Sc Visual DVD-1083 Disc 1Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound
Disc 2Moving imageBy appointment only Sc Visual DVD-1083 Disc 2Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Bishop, Walter, Jr., 1927-1998
  • Murray, James Briggs
  • Ridley, Larry
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Description
2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
Walter Bishop recounts his early life and the influence of his father, the composer Walter Bishop; his career as a jazz pianist and various musicians who influenced his musical development and with whom he performed, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, and others. He talks about playing with Charlie Parker and his introduction to Bebop. Also speaks about jazz technique and composition. Bill Evans referred to him as the most underrated jazz pianist in the world. Recites poems inspired by his colleagues. The interview is structured around Larry Ridley naming various jazz musicians and Bishop recounting his association with them and his impressions about their character and musical technique and their influence on him.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Nonfiction films.
  • Interviews.
  • Oral histories.
Note
  • Walter Bishop and Larry Ridley perform "Lady Barbara."
Credits (note)
  • Produced and directed by James Briggs Murray.
Terms of Use (note)
  • Permission required to cite, quote and reproduce; contact repository for information.
Biography (note)
  • Walter Bishop is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1083
OCLC
893685113
Author
Bishop, Walter, 1927-1998, interviewee.
Title
Oral history interview with Walter Bishop / Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project ; interview conducted by Larry Ridley.
Production
New York : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 1996.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
Type of Carrier
videodisc
Digital File Characteristics
video file DVD
Credits
Produced and directed by James Briggs Murray.
Performer
Interviewer, Larry Ridley.
Event
Recorded July 23, 1996 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Terms Of Use
Permission required to cite, quote and reproduce; contact repository for information.
Biography
Walter Bishop is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and teacher.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
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Added Author
Bishop, Walter, Jr., 1927-1998, performer.
Murray, James Briggs, director.
Murray, James Briggs, producer.
Ridley, Larry, interviewer.
Ridley, Larry, performer.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Louis Armstrong Jazz Oral History Project.
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-1083
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