Earl Rudolph “Bud” Powell (September 27, 1924 – July 31, 1966 in New York City) was an American Jazz pianist. Powell has been described as one of “the two most significant pianists of the style of modern jazz that came to be known as bop”, the other being his friend and contemporary Thelonious Monk. Along with Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a key player in the history of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him “the Charlie Parker of the piano”.
The Amazing Bud Powell Vol’s 1 & 2 are a good place to start.
“His approach to the Bass…It was a beautiful thing to see…He was a constant inspiration”. – Bill Evans.
The newly released recording Pieces of Jade on the Resonance Record label.
During his short life Scott Lafaro developed into an essential bass player. Along with Charlie Haden and Charles Mingus everyone wanted to record with him. He was with Buddy Morrow’s band (1955-1956), toured with Chet Baker (1956-1957), and worked during the next few years with Ira Sullivan, Barney Kessel, Cal Tjader, and Benny Goodman, among others. His association with Bill Evans in 1959 and their Trio along with drummer Paul Motion set a new standard among modern jazz trio’s. The 1961 classic Bill Evans Complete Village Vanguard set is some of the most incredible music to ever hear, shortly after this recording the 25 year old bassist was killed in an automobile crash. The world lost an incredible artist.
Todays the first day of autumn, Lets celebrate the day with some appropriate jazz.
The October Suite a 1967 Steve Kuhn and Gary McFarland collaboration thats evokes the mood of autumn in a Classical/Jazz setting. A classic album celebrating the “First Day of Autumn”
Jazz Radio.Com is a new music site dedicated to Jazz music in it’s many forms. They feature a simple interface with all genre’s and styles listed in their own clickable button. Very easy to use and was surprised at how quickly the music loaded. First impression was that the site played a wide variety of tunes within each catagory, Nicely done.
Accujazz Radio the future of Jazz radio. With Main ,Style, Instrument, Decade, Region, Composer and Other channels this site has it all. Jazz is alive and doing well!!
One of my favorite jazz standards, music by Jerome Kern, and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein. Here’s a sampling of the music.
Frank Rosolino was a West Coast jazz man who played in the Bebop tradition.
Kai Winding and J.J. Johnson were very successful in their collaborations on 10 albums from 1954 to 1968.
Bob Brookmeyer valve trombonist, pianist, and arranger.
Jimmy Cleveland a jazz Trombone virtuoso as a leader and sideman.
Curtis Fuller a great Hard Bop jazz trombonist.