Walter Davis, Jr.

Walter Davis, Jr. (September 2, 1932, Richmond, Virginia; – June 2, 1990, New York City) was an American hard bop pianist.Born in Richmond, Virginia, Davis performed as a teenager with Babs Gonzales and his group Three Bips and a Bop. In the 1950s, Davis recorded with Melba Liston, Max Roach and played with Roach, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1958 he played a highly successful, extended engagement in Paris with trumpeter Donald Byrd at Le Chat Qui Peche and shortly after realized his dream of becoming pianist and composer-arranger for Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.

Walter Davis, Jr. Albums (2)

Walter Davis, Jr.

Scorpio Rising (1994)

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