GEORGE WALLINGTON

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George Wallington (born Giacinto Figlia, October 27, 1924, Palermo, Sicily - Cape Coral, Miami, February 15, 1993) was a highly regarded American bop pianist and composer.

From 1943 to 1953 he played with Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Marsala, Charlie Parker, Serge Chaloff, Allan Eager, Kai Winding, Terry Gibbs, Brew Moore, Al Cohn, Gerry Mulligan, Zoot Sims, Red Rodney, and Lionel Hampton, and recorded as a leader for Savoy and Blue Note (1950). From 1954 to 1960 he led groups in New York that included newcomers Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, and Phil Woods, recording as leader with these musicians for the Prestige and Atlantic labels.

In 1960 he retired to work in the family business, returning to music in 1984 and recording three albums. His style is often compared to the legendary Bud Powell. His best known compositions are the bop standards "Lemon Drop" and "Godchild". User-contributed text is
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GEORGE WALLINGTON The George Wallington Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The George Wallington Trio
Bop 1952
GEORGE WALLINGTON George Wallington Trio Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Wallington Trio Vol. 2
Bop 1953
GEORGE WALLINGTON Showcase album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Showcase
Bop 1954
GEORGE WALLINGTON The Workshop of the George Wallington Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Workshop of the George Wallington Trio
Bop 1954
GEORGE WALLINGTON George Wallington With Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Wallington With Strings
Bop 1954
GEORGE WALLINGTON Jazz for the Carriage Trade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz for the Carriage Trade
Bop 1956
GEORGE WALLINGTON Knight Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Knight Music
Bop 1956
GEORGE WALLINGTON The New York Scene album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The New York Scene
Bop 1957
GEORGE WALLINGTON Jazz at Hotchkiss (aka Dance Of The Infidels) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz at Hotchkiss (aka Dance Of The Infidels)
Bop 1958
GEORGE WALLINGTON The Prestidigitator album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Prestidigitator
Bop 1958
GEORGE WALLINGTON Virtuoso album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Virtuoso
Bop 1984
GEORGE WALLINGTON The Pleasure of a Jazz Inspiration album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pleasure of a Jazz Inspiration
Bop 1985
GEORGE WALLINGTON The Symphony of Jazz Piano album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Symphony of Jazz Piano
Bop 1986

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GEORGE WALLINGTON Live at Cafe Bohemia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Cafe Bohemia
Bop 1955

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GEORGE WALLINGTON Variations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Variations
Bop 1957
GEORGE WALLINGTON Our Delight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Delight
Bop 1980
GEORGE WALLINGTON Trios album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trios
Bop 1990
GEORGE WALLINGTON Complete live at The Bohemia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete live at The Bohemia
Bop 2007
GEORGE WALLINGTON George Wallington Trios : Complete Sessions 1949-1956 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
George Wallington Trios : Complete Sessions 1949-1956
Bop 2010

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