Tag Archives: Bud Powell

Episode13 Jazz

1. Erroll Garner – Easy to love, Fontana
2. Dizzy Gillespie – Mas que nada, Clave
3. Wynton Marsalis – Bitter dose, Kingdom Records
4. Coleman Hawkins & Bud Powell – Stuffy, Freedom Records
5. Jimmy Smith – Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Verve
6. Eric Dolphy Quartet – On green Dolphin street, Musidisc
7. Lionel Hampton – Honeysuckle rose, Black and blue
8. Benny Goodman his Trio & Quartet – Tiger rag, Quintessence Jazz Series
9. Hank Mobley – Double exposure, Blue Note
10. Ornette Coleman – Doughnut, Base record
11. Wayne Shorter – the Soothsayer, Blue Note
12. Kenny Burrell – Lost in the stars, Concord Jazz

Episode11 Jazz

1. Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Perdido, Rca
2. Kenny Burrell wirh Art Blakey – Birks’ Works, Blue Note
3. Coleman Hawkins – Just friends, Rca
4. Charlie Chan  ‘Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charlie Mingus‘ – Hot house, Debut Records
5. Ornette Coleman – Good old days, Blue Note
6. Hank Mobley – the Vamp, Blue Note
7. the Oscar Peterson Trio – Band call, Verve Records
8. Wayne Shorter – Footprints, Blue Note
9. Lionel Hampton – Gladys, Musidisc
10. Andrew Hill – Soul special, Blue Note
11. Sonny Rollins – Come, gone, Contemporary Records
12. Roy Eldridge – Minor Jive, Musidisc

Bud Powell

Earl “Bud” Powell (1924-1966) is generally considered to be the most important pianist in the history of jazz. Noted jazz writer and critic Gary Giddins, in Visions of Jazz, goes even further, saying that “Powell will be recognized as one of the most formidable creators of piano music in any time or idiom.” His first recordings were made in 1944, when he was a 20 year old pianist in the Cootie Williams Band, and his last recordings were made in 1964 when he returned from several years in Europe to play at Birdland.

Between those dates Bud Powell played with the greatest jazz musicians of his generation including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach. The recordings he made for the forerunners of the Verve label and for Blue Note, as well as many lesser known labels, are among the greatest jazz recordings of all time. Not as much of a showman as musicians like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell has not received as much public recognition as some of his contemporaries. Nevertheless his fellow musicians were in awe of his creativity and skill, which in his prime were considered almost superhuman.

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Records:

  1. Charlie Chan  ‘Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charlie Mingus‘ – Hot house, Debut Records
  2. Coleman Hawkins & Bud PowellStuffy, Freedom Records

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