When a man names his son after himself and affixes a "junior" at the end, the act is often done for a noble purpose, mainly to help discographers who are buried under mounds of information. Arbitrarily removing the "junior" from, say, the name of bebop pianist Walter Bishop Jr., and one is obviously left with just plain old "Walter Bishop," and that is the way his credit reads on a stack of Charlie Parker albums that is tall enough to block a lighthouse beam. The fellow who regarded himself as the real Walter Bishop was probably pleased, despite the resulting misidentification. After all, the pianist was his son, and the man sometimes known as Walter Bishop Sr. had introduced the tyke to jazz early on, watching him grow up amidst the likes of teenage friends such as tenor titan Sonny Rollins, piano prodigy Kenny Drew, and drum disciple Art Taylor. The resulting music, known as bebop, might not have been what dad had in mind, however.