Saturday, 27 September 2014

90th birthday of Bud Powell

(Born 27 September 1924, Harlem, New York, US)
Virtuosic pianist, composer and one of the inaugurators of the bebop revolution in jazz in New York in the early 1940s

(Bud Powell Trio, “Un poco loco” [Powell, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Max Roach, drums; recorded: WOR Studios, New York, 1 May 1951])

(Thelonious Monk Quartet plays “In walked Bud”, a 1947 Monk composition, a jazz standard, in honour of fellow bebop revolutionary Bud Powell [personnel: Monk, piano; Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone; Ahmed Abdul-Malik, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; recorded: live, Five Spot Café, New York, 7 August 1958])

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