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WALTER BISHOP JR. - Bish At The Bank

featuring WALTER BISHOP JR. piano, HAROLD VICK tenor saxophone, LOU MCKINTOSH bass, DICK BERK drums

Release Date: April 2023


Bish at the Bank: Live in Baltimore is an official previously unissued set of recordings by one of the unsung heroes of bebop jazz piano, Walter Bishop Jr., featuring a swinging trio with Harold Vick on saxophone, Lou McIntosh on bass and Dick Berk on drums. This double CD set was transferred from the original tape reels and, boasts 100 minutes of music and is packaged in a cardboard gatefold sleeve with an extensive 32-page booklet with essays by esteemed jazz journalist Ted Panken and jazz video journalist and friend of Bishop's, Bret Primack; rare photos by Don Schlitten, Raymod Ross and Jan Persson; plus, poetry pieces written by Bishop.

The set is produced by label owner musician Cory Weeds and "Jazz Detective" producer Zev Feldman.

The double set consists of 2 shows recorded in Baltimore, Maryland, disc one recorded at The Madison Club on August 28, 1966 and The Famous Ballroom on February 26, 1967 on disc two.