Friday, November 25, 2011

Here is another performance from the 1965 WBAI Marathon. Walter Bishop, Jr.'s Quartet was one of many groups and individual artists from the jazz community that came to WBAI's aid when we needed them. Walter's quartet arrived at the station in the early morning hours, straight from a tiring gig at the legendary Minton's Playhouse, in Harlem. Sad to say, some of the same musicians, along with Coltrane and Monk, assembled at the Five Spot only five months later to play tribute to tenor saxophonist Frank Haynes, whom cancer claimed in his 33rd year.