Walter Ray Watson

Walter Ray Watson appears in the following:

Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The longtime piano accompanist and musical director accidentally broke the hit "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." But he was also the driving force behind the style Bennett is best known for.


'Through A Lens Darkly': Black Photography Fades Up To Joy

Monday, February 16, 2015

A documentary shares the good and bad of black history through photography.


Rare Silent Film With Black Cast Makes A Century-Late Debut

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A 1913 romantic comedy starring black actors is finally hitting the big screen, after decades in the Museum of Modern Art archives. It's paired with an exhibit called 100 Years in Post-Production.


Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The bandleader and composer shifted the jazz landscape of the 1950s and '60s with his bluesy, funky music. Along the way, he mentored major musicians and devised future jazz standards.


Joining The '63 March, Despite Parents' Racial Biases

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Maury Landsman's parents stayed home on Aug. 28, 1963. Their liquor store, like all others in the nation's capital, was shuttered the day of the March on Washington and the couple had...


The 'Singing Sound' Of Saxophonist Charles Lloyd

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lloyd led a jazz quartet into The Fillmore, San Francisco's legendary rock venue, in the 1960s. He backed Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King and hit the road with The Beach Boys. The charismatic musician is 75 this week.