JAZZ GREAT Walter Davis Jr Photos & Memorabilia
JAZZ GREAT Walter Davis JR estate photos and memoribilia Contents of this lot include: 4 promotional flyers, numerous b&w 8×10 glossy personal collection photos, numerous candid and publicity B&W, multiple copies: “Sitting By Piano” 8x10s, “Sitting by Piano Stool,” “Portrait with BowTie,” “In Nehru Jacket,” “Sitting at Toy Player Piano,” other promotional material, flyers, some original film negatives, color prints, straw hat poster original prints, hardboard posters and more, well over 100 to 200 items. From Wikipedia: “Walter Davis Jr. (September 2, 1932 ? June 2, 1990) was an American hard bop pianist. An often remarkable and inventive bebop and hard bop pianist, Walter Davis Jr. once left the music world to be a tailor, but returned. A solid soloist, bandleader, and accompanist, he amassed a good body of work while never becoming a high-profile name even within the jazz community. Davis played with Babs Gonzales? Three Bips & a Bop as a teen, then moved from Richmond to New York in the early ?50s. He played with Max Roach and Charlie Parker, recording with Roach in 1953. He joined Dizzy Gillespie?s band in 1956, and toured the Middle East and South America. He also played in Paris with Donald Byrd in 1958 and with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers in 1959. After retiring from music for a while to run his tailor shop, Davis returned in the ?60s, producing records and writing arrangements for a local New Jersey group. He studied music in India in 1979, and played with Sonny Rollins in the early 70s.”. Approximate measurements: 16 x 15 x 5 inches. Materials: paper. Shipping cost: $30. Different rate to California, Alaska, Hawaii and all International apply.