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Bud Powell - The Best Of Vol.2 1944-62

Bud Powell - The Best Of Vol.2 1944-62

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Hailing from Harlem, jazz pianist Bud Powell was born on 27 September 1924 and would become one of the most important and influential jazz musicians of the post-war era. Brief, patchy and sadly interrupted by illness and misfortune as his career was, he helped change the conventions of jazz piano at the birth of bebop, and introduced techniques taken up by dozens of noted players in his wake.

Abandoning the established striding left-hand technique in favour of spacey irregular patterns of dissonant chords, while the right hand developed rapid free-flowing melodic lines effectively mimicking the saxophone style of Charlie Parker on the piano. It resulted at times in inspired, brilliant and breathtaking solos, with a daring attack and intensity, which greatly influenced artists of later years such as Bill Evans. Acrobat’s 2CD set, The Best Of Bud Powell 1944-62 Vol.1 (ADDCD3116), presented a selection of his most noted recordings, however there were many of equal quality and interest that could not be included.

Therefore, this additional 2CD collection covers a similar era, with pieces selected from a wide spectrum of the projects and periods which gave rise to some of his best-known  performances. The regard in which he was held by his peers is underlined by the litany of jazz greats with whom he performs on many of these recordings, artists such as: Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Fats Navarro, Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Max Roach, Buddy Rich, Percy Heath and Curly Russell. It’s an absorbing and entertaining showcase for a fine jazz musician whose influence can be traced in the music of Horace Silver, Wynton Kelly, Andre Previn, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, and Chick Corea.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 You Talk A Little Trash Cootie Williams & His Sextette
2 September In The Rain Frankie Socolow's Duke Quintet
3 Long Tall Dexter Dexrer Gordon Quintet
4 Serenade To A Square Sonny Stitt & His Bebop Boys
5 Buzzy Charlie Parker All Stars
6 Celia Bud Powell Trio
7 Strictly Confidential Bud Powell Trio
8 Wail Bud Powell's Modernists
9 Off Minor Bud Powell Trio
10 Indiana Bud Powell Trio
11 Move Stars Of Modern Jazz
12 I Want To Be Happy Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell Quartet
13 Fine And Dandy Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell Quartet
14 Sweet Georgia Brown Bud Powell Trio
15 April In Paris Bud Powell Trio
16 Get Happy Bud Powell Trio
17 Ornithology Charlie Parker Quintet
18 Tea For Two Bud Powell Trio
19 The Last Time I Saw Paris Bud Powell
20 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Bud Powell
21 Oblivion Bud Powell
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Un Poco Loco Bud Powell Trio
2 Autumn In New York Bud Powell Trio
3 Polka Dots And Moonbeams Bud Powell Trio
4 Round Midnight Bud Powell Trio
5 Tenderly Bud Powell Trio
6 Willow Groove Bud Powell Trio
7 Jump City Bud Powell Trio
8 Blue Pearl Bud Powell Trio
9 Frantic Fancies Bud Powell Trio
10 Scrapple From The Apple Bud Powell Trio
11 Marmalade Bud Powell Trio
12 Sub City Bud Powell Trio
13 John's Abbey Bud Powell Trio
14 Danceland Bud Powell Trio
15 Crossin' The Channel Bud Powell Trio
16 Get Happy The Three Bosses & Friends
17 I Remember Clifford Don Byas/Bud Powell Quartet
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    Bud Powell
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    September 2023
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