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George Wallington On Piano Jazz

George Wallington on the cover of <em>Variations</em>.
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George Wallington on the cover of Variations.

Bop pianist George Wallington (1924–1993) was born in Sicily and moved to the U.S. with his family in the 1920s. He became part of the New York music scene in the 1940s and played with greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan and Lionel Hampton. In 1960, he retired from music, but he reemerged in 1984.

As a guest on this 1985 episode of Piano Jazz, Wallington performs his composition "Godchild."

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1985.

Set List

  • "Soap Bubbles" (Wallington)
  • "Oh Foolish Leaf" (Wallington)
  • "One Kiss" (Romberg, Hammerstein)
  • "I Saw Stars" (Goodhart, Hoffman, Sigler)
  • "Heart Of Hearts" (Wallington)
  • "Godchild" (Wallington)
  • "Franca (A Warm Conversation)" (Wallington)
  • "As Time Goes By" (Hupfeld)
  • "Poor Pierrot" (Kern, Harbach)
  • "Fine And Dandy" (Swift, Paul)
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