Bud Powell

The Genius of Bud Powell (37170)

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The Genius of Bud Powell

Bud Powell

Jazz Images

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LPS 156747

37170

JAZZ

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LP 12,39 €

· THE FRANCIS WOLFF COLLECTION

· 3 DELUXE GATEFOLD SLEEVE

· 180-gram pure virgin vinyl LP in Gatefold packaging

· IMAGES BY ICONIC JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHER FRANCIS WOLF

· 5 ALL MUSIC GUIDE

· INCLUDES 7 BONUS TRACKS

Bud Powell (1924-1966) was one of the true geniuses of modern jazz piano. Along with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and a few others, Powellchanged the conception of jazz in the mid-1940s, with the arrival of bebop. He experienced serious health problems throughout his life, and was committed to a mental hospital from late 1951 to early 1953. Following his release from the hospital, Powell’s playing began to be seriously affected by Largactil, a drug prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia, and by the late Fifties his talent was clearly in eclipse. After a brief and fruitful period in Paris, he came back to the United States, where alcohol abuse led to his untimely death. The Genius of Bud Powell finds the pianist still in full control of his skills in a brilliant series of unaccompanied piano solos and trios.

PERSONNEL:

  • BUD POWELL, piano
  • RAY BROWN, bass (on B1-B2 only)
  • BUDDY RICH, drums (on B1-B2 only)
  • A1-A5 & B3-B5: Unaccompanied piano solos. New York, February 1951.
  • B1-B2: New York, July 1, 1950.
  • BONUS TRACKS:
  • BUD POWELL, piano; CURLY RUSSELL, bass; MAX ROACH, drums.
  • New York, February 1950. Russell and Roach out on B6.

SIDE A:

  • 01 PARISIAN THOROUGHFARE
  • 02 OBLIVION
  • 03 DUSKY ‘N’ SANDY
  • 04 HALLUCINATIONS [BUDO]
  • 05 THE FRUIT
  • 06 SO SORRY PLEASE (*)
  • 07 GET HAPPY (*)
  • 08 SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY (*)
  • 09 SWEET GEORGIA BROWN (*)

SIDE B:

  • 01 TEA FOR TWO
  • 02 HALLELUJAH
  • 03 THE LAST TIME I SAW PARIS
  • 04 JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
  • 05 A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE
  • 06 YESTERDAYS (*)
  • 07 APRIL IN PARIS (*)
  • 08 BODY AND SOUL (*)