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Bud Powell: Birdland 1953- The Complete Trio Recordings (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)Bud Powell: Birdland 1953- The Complete Trio Recordings (CD: Fresh Sound, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £19.99 


Bud Powell: Tempus Fugue-It (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
As Bill Evans said "His insight and talent were unmatched in hard-core, true jazz". Bud Powell has also been described as being the most brilliant of bebop pianists, the only modern jazz musician who equalled the supersonic speed and creativity of Charlie Parker.

Bud Powell's early years are documented on the 86 tracks in this 4 CD box set, the years during which he amazed fellow musicians as well as jazz fans, with dazzling bebop piano playing that laid the foundation of modern jazz piano.

The full Bud Powell story is told within the pages of the 48 page booklet that also includes rare pictures and discography. This set is sure to be welcomed worldwide by jazz fans as the early years of this giant have never been given due attention until now. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

Bud Powell: Tempus Fugue-It (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


Bud Powell: Jazz Giant (CD: Verve)Bud Powell: Jazz Giant (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Bud Powell: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic albums by Bud Powell including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. Another fine release in AVIDs’ classic jazz series, here we welcome in jazz critic Leonard Feather’s words "the first and fore most of the bop pianists". "Stictly Powell", "The Genius Of Bud Powell", "Swingin’ With Bud" (currently only available as an expensive import) and "Piano Interpretations By Bud Powell".

Earl "Bud" Powell was born into a musical family in New York in 1924. Leaving school at 15 he gained his first professional experience at Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem where as a precocious teenager he would astonish jazzmen sitting in on a series of experimental sessions along the way becoming a pioneer along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie or the new jazz movement………bebop! On three of our selections we find Bud in a trio format with George Duvivier on bass and Art Taylor on drums. For the "Genius Of Bud Powell " album, Bud is heard primarily solo but is joined on two tracks recorded in New York in 1950 by bassist Ray Brown and legendary drummer Buddy Rich.

All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest ever sound quality! (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Bud Powell: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Bud Powell: The Genius Of Bud Powell (CD: Verve- US Import)Bud Powell: The Genius Of Bud Powell (CD: Verve- US Import)
'Opening with a trio set, this progresses to an exhaustive and exhausting solo session, including 'Hallucinations' , 'Parisian Thoroughfare' (later covered by Max Roach-Clifford Brown) and an impossible 'Just One Of Those Things.' (The Rough Guide To Jazz) 


Price:  £14.99 


Bud Powell Trio: Blues In The Closet (CD: Verve)
 


Price:  £9.99 

Bud Powell Trio: Blues In The Closet (CD: Verve)


Bud Powell Trio: Strictly Powell (Vinyl LP: RCA- US Import)Bud Powell Trio: Strictly Powell (Vinyl LP: RCA- US Import)
Limited edition 180g pressing. 


Price:  £15.99 


Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol.1 (CD: Blue Note RVG)
"He almost plays off the end of the piano"---Bud Powell, the most advanced and accomplished modernist on jazz piano. These early recordings (1949-51) show his "amazing" talents: shimmering personal sound, unfailing percussive attack, and a single-note melodic line which in invention and emotion came closest to Charlie Parker himself. Trio and quintet tracks here, with various takes of Powell's "Un Poco Loco," and additional soloists in trumpeter Fats Navarro and saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Perhaps the finest of three Blue Note "amazing" Powell albums. Recommended for basic collection. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishers.)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £8.99 

Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol.1 (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol.2 (CD: Blue Note RVG)

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Recordings from 1949-53, this second Blue Note session concentrates on Powell's early piano trio work. The haunting "Glass Enclosure" (Powell's own composition in four movements) encapsulates a distinctive style, especially Powell's emotional intensity and atmosphere, his brilliance as a dynamic improviser of exceptional skill. Wonderfully influential modern jazz piano. (See vols. 1 and 3.) (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishers.) 

Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.3 Bud! (CD: Blue Note RVG)Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.3 Bud! (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Blue Note's Alfred Lion had a knack for drawing the best from piano genius Bud Powell in the fifties when Bud's frame of mind and music were going through wildly erratic cycles. Bud! is the first full-length 12" LP that the bebop pioneer made for the label and it featured his working trio of Paul Chambers and Art Taylor with new trombone star Curtis Fuller added on three war-horses.

The Fuller features include an amazing version of Charlie Parker's "Moose The Mooche", but the highlights here are Powell's original "Blue Pearl" and his solo performance "Bud On Bach". (Blue Note Records)

Late 1950s addition to the "amazing" Blue Note albums, this finds Powell in restored form after one of his recurrent illnesses. With excellent Paul Chambers (bass) and Art Taylor (drums)---and young trombonist Curtis Fuller on three tracks---Powell demonstrates his linear melodic dexterity at all tempos, inherent syncopation (or rhythmic pulsation) and sure harmonic conception. Outstanding blues choruses on "Some Soul" and "Keepin' in the Groove," and masterly work (with Fuller) on Parker's "Moose the Moose." Outside of Art Tatum---his real mentor---Powell is superlatively the pianist's pianist. He epitomises modern jazz piano, a hugely influential figure. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishers.) 


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Bud Powell: The Scene Changes (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)
 


Price:  £12.99 

Bud Powell: The Scene Changes (CD: Blue Note RVG- US Import)


Bud Powell: Live at the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961 (CD: ESP Disk)Bud Powell: Live at the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961 (CD: ESP Disk)
Bud Powell, piano; Pierre Michelot, bass; Kenneth Clarke, drums. The trio worked regularly at the Blue Note in Paris in 1960 and ’61, billing themselves as the Three Bosses. On the first three tracks here they were joined by Zoot Sims on tenor sax.

Powell’s mental problems have been well documented and his post-1953 work is often denigrated but sometimes, as in these concerts, he had good nights. Nearing the sunset of his career his musical light could still burst through the clouds and dazzle his faithful listeners. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £13.99 

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