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Bud Powell

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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”.

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Bud Powell

The Amazing Bud Powell  Vol’s 1 & 2 are a good place to start.

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