Walter Bolden

Jazz drummer and composer

Walter Bolden, jazz drummer and composer who played with many jazz greats in the 1950s, died Feb. 7 of cancer in New York City. He was 76.

Bolden played with Stan Getz and recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Jackie McLean, Junior Mance and others. He played on Gerry Mulligan’s first album in 1951, and composed music that was recorded by Howard McGhee and Arthur Taylor.

He also taught master classes at the U. of Hartford and worked on the staff of Jazzmobile, a project that brings jazz to New York City streets and parks.

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