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  Bud Powell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Powell's grandfather was a flamenco guitarist, and his father was a stride pianist, the family living in New York.
Powell's first session as a leader was in a trio with Curly Russell and Max Roach, recorded in 1947 but not released until two years later, by Roost.
Powell suffered from mental illness throughout his life, possibly triggered by a beating by the police in 1945 (although he had a reputation for strange behaviour prior to this beating, it certainly exacerbated his problems).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bud_Powell   (1223 words)

  
 Bud Powell: Inside the Glass Enclosure
Bud Powell is often called the father of the bebop piano, and credited with translating Charlie Parker's innovations to fit the keyboard.
In addition to his skill and talent, Powell was also known for his erratic behavior, but in 1945 he suffered a blow to the head that began a pattern of institutionalization and deterioration that would both shape and destroy his career.
It's true that Powell was entering a creative peak when the treatments began, and that all but one of his significant recordings were made in the years in between his two treatments.
www.furious.com /perfect/budpowell.html   (1361 words)

  
 Bud Powell
Bud Earl Powell, born on September 27, 1924 in Harlem New York, was a celebrated bebop pianist.
Powell left school at the age of 15 and began gigging around Coney Island, worked at Canada Lee’s Chicken Corp, and with Valaida Show and the Sunset Royals.
Bud Powell’s status as the first and foremost of the bop pianists has seldom been disputed.
www.piadrum.com /Bud_Powell_bio.htm   (610 words)

  
 Who was Bud Powell?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bud Powell's music has often been described as adapting Charlie Parker's bebop style to the piano.
All agree that Bud is the father of modern jazz piano.
Bud was trained in classical music as a child and his classical background plays a role in the harmonic sophistication of his music.
www.budpowelljazz.com /music/music.html   (167 words)

  
 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Bud Powell
From 1940, Bud Powell took part in informal jam sessions at Minton's Playhouse, New York, where he came under the tutelage and protection of Thelonious Monk and contributed to the emerging bop style.
Powell was the most important pianist in the early bop style, and his innovations transformed the jazz pianism of his time.
At its best, Powell's playing was sustained by a free unfolding of rapid and unpredictable melodic invention, to which he brought a brittle, precise touch and great creative intensity.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_powell_bud.htm   (556 words)

  
 Bud Powell
Powell freed it up to "comp" or accompany with syncopated (shifting accents to beats that would normally be weak) chords.
Powell life is also one of the great tragedies in jazz history.
Powell's life, and especially his time in France and his relationship with Paudras was the basis of the film Round Midnight, with Dexter Gordon playing the part of the jazz musician (excellent film, if you haven't seen it!).
airjudden.tripod.com /jazz/budpowell.html   (451 words)

  
 NPR's Jazz Profiles: Bud Powell
Charges against Bud were dropped, but he was sent to a psychiatric hospital for a year and a half.
Bud was also now under the watch of a guardian, known as "Buttercup," who purported to be Bud's wife.
Bud enjoyed his five years in France, but was still unhappy with his lack of personal freedom.
www.npr.org /programs/jazzprofiles/archive/powell.html   (1081 words)

  
 Bud Powell 1924-1966: Psychiatry: Destroys Creativity - Psychiatry Manipulating Creativity: Harming Artists presented ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born in Harlem in 1924, Bud was a child prodigy.
Bud didn’t remember too much, actually, about his life prior to going to the hospital because of the treatment they had given him....
Still performing despite all of this, by 1965 Powell was bloated, his eyes vacant and he walked with a shuffle that betrayed his drugged condition.
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 Bud Powell - Young Bud: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Powell is featured prominently in the mix and solos effectively, though not spectacularly.
Johnson, Powell, and alto saxophonist Cecil Payne [+] all solo with gusto, though the pieces themselves don't compare to Johnson's skills as a composer later in his career.
Powell's earliest session as a leader, for Roost, is heard in full on this compilation.
www.music.com /release/young_bud/1   (295 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search View - Bud Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Powell, Bud (1924-1966), American jazz pianist and composer.
Originally named Earl Powell, he was born in New York City, the son and grandson of musicians.
Regarded as an originator of the modern jazz piano style, Powell was also active in developing the genre known as bebop.
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 Bud Powell: The Bud Powell Trio Plays ---Ink Blot Magazine
Bud Powell, the most influential of all bebop pianists, began his career in Cootie Williams' band before joining the other primary bop pioneer, Charlie Parker, in 1944.
Bud Powell was a pianist of great fire, intensity, and fluency, and his emphasis on right-hand calisthenics made him the prototypical bebop pianist.
On "Bud's Bubble" (also known as Parker's "Crazeology"), he nearly bursts his bubble with astonishing right-hand flurries coupled with stern rhythmic punctuations from his left hand.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/budpowell1.htm   (509 words)

  
 Bud Powell @ The Jazz Files
He was a true innovator with a fluid style and a technical facility and creativity that overshadowed his troubled life and personal inconsistency.
Powell suffered greatly from the death of his younger brother Ritchie, who died in the same car crash in which Clifford Brown lost his life.
Bud Powell's life story served as the basis for the 1986 Bertrand Tavernier movie Round Midnight, in which Dexter Gordon played the main character.
www.thejazzfiles.com /JazzPowell.htm   (405 words)

  
 Review - Bud Powell: Live In Lausanne 1962   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Powell, one of the founders of Bop, had such an immense impact on jazz piano playing.
Powell, who suffered from bouts of severe mental illness, sometimes had difficulty either thinking clearly or transposing his musical thoughts to piano.
Chick Corea writes in the liner notes, "Because of the value of each time Bud Powell touched a piano, we considered it very worthy to release these tapes of the great pianist to the world even though the sound quality is not the best." Amen.
www.cosmik.com /aa-june02/reviews/review_bud_powell.html   (284 words)

  
 VH1.com : Bud Powell : Biography
One of the giants of the jazz piano, Bud Powell changed the way that virtually all post-swing pianists play their instruments.
In a racial incident, he was beaten on the head by police; Powell never fully recovered and would suffer from bad headaches and mental breakdowns throughout the remainder of his life.
In later years, Bud Powell's recordings and performances could be so intense as to be scary, but other times he sounded quite sad.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/powell_bud/bio.jhtml   (348 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Music: The Amazing Bud Powell - Vol. 1.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Powell's own resulting style combined a rapid and fluid right hand with a moody, almost dissonant approach to chord work, and the combination proved thoroughly modern.
Bud Powell was one the giants of modern music, the equal of Charlie Parker and pianistically, the equal of Art Tatum.
Listen to the way Bud creates new solos take after take (while his famous sidemen play the same solo over and over), and you'll conclude that he was drawing from either a limitless imagination or a *huge* bag of riffs.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000005HBN?v=glance   (753 words)

  
 Eternity : Bud Powell : CD Reviews : One Final Note
It is as if Powell’s 1949 recording of “Cherokee”, with its intricate counterpoint and adventurous substitutions, had been shorn of its melody, slowed down, and expanded, each harmony being in need of arpeggiated reassertion, most assuredly a result of Powell’s association with one of Bebop’s elder statesmen.
Powell’s prime is at least partially in evidence in several tracks on this collection.
However, they are invaluable documents of this period of Powell’s slow decline; they should be heard in tandem with the emerging series on Fantasy, and all these recordings together must now be considered essential listening for anyone wishing to completely understand Bud Powell’s legacy.
www.onefinalnote.com /reviews/p/powell-bud/eternity.asp   (536 words)

  
 Dance of the Infidels: A Portrait of Bud Powell — Bostonjazz.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Powell, apart from playing music (or getting drunk), seemed to live most fully in the retreat of his mind, a remote and often haunted place.
Through his efforts Bud Powell was able to experience some joy in his final years although the shadow of his tragic past was always close at hand.
Powell's musical accomplishments are legendary and Paudras' writes with passion and understanding of the depth of Powell's talents and of his incredibly far-reaching influence on so many jazz musicians.
vardan.bostonjazz.net /resources/books/amazon_tool/0306808161/?...   (1577 words)

  
 Bud Powell | Bebop
Bud Powell, forever known for his groundbreaking bop piano, represents a key link to the evolution of an art form, but he's also a glaring reminder that jazz is first and foremost fl music.
Powell is a testament to the horrors of racism and the musical expression that emerged from the fl American experience.
Powell is heard laying back in the groove on “(Back Home Again In) Indiana” as a young JJ Johnson steps up for an extended trombone solo while Roach fuels him on.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=17851   (476 words)

  
 Bud Powell | Eternity
This is Powell essentially alone at the piano, in Francis Paudras' apartment in rue de Boursault, noodling away on an Erard baby grand, playing for his own amusement and presumably never dreaming that his cursory exercises, taped on what is said to be an English Ferrograph recorder, might one day reach a wider audience.
Powell still knew where to place his fingers, which is more than I know, but the once-brilliant technique and unflagging imagination are rarely in evidence, which is especially apparent on the faster tunes (”Shaw 'Nuff,” “I Hear Music,” “Idaho”).
The recording quality, of course, is quite variable, and one must occasionally endure Powell's rasping grunts and groans, most troubling on “Deep Night,” wherein he sounds as though he were in the throes of some sort of seizure.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=15543   (442 words)

  
 JFLC -- Bud Powell: Bouncin' With Bud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BUD POWELL WAS GROOMED BY HIS DOTING PARENTS FOR A CAREER AS A CONCERT PIANIST.
The deal was that // Bud was staying in an // apartment on the East Side, // under lock and key.
BUD POWELL LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO DO SOME PERFORMING AND RECORDING, BUT IN 1966, AT THE AGE OF 41, HE DIED OF TUBERCULOSIS IN A BROOKLYN HOSPITAL.
www.jazzatlincolncenter.org /radio/scripts/bpowell.html   (1320 words)

  
 Bud Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bud Powell was one of the most influential jazz pianist of his time.
He was the first great pianist to play in the bebop style of jazz, and he continues to influence jazz musicians everywhere.
This style made Powell an idol among pianists for generations to follow.
www-music.duke.edu /jazz_archive/artists/powell.bud/01   (169 words)

  
 PlaybillArts: News: Never-Heard Bud Powell Recordings to Be Released   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Recorded from 1961-64 at the Paris home of Powell’s friend Francis Paudras, the album’s tracks include “Spring is Here,” “A Night in Tunisia,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Another song, “Blues for Bouffemont” was composed by Powell in 1964 at Bouffemont sanatorium, a hospital near Paris.
Born in Harlem in 1924, Powell was a prodigy; he began performing in New York City as a teenager and became friends with fellow pianist Thelonious Monk.
Powell suffered from mental illness for many years and spent much of the late 1940s and 1950s in and out of hospitals around the city.
www.playbillarts.com /news/article/337.html   (325 words)

  
 Blue Note Records
So has one pianist described his youthful impression of seeing his idol, Bud Powell, in all his musical authority on the bandstand.
The bebop pioneer, Powell always appeared in the New York midtown clubs from the mid-Forties to the late Fifties in a conservative dark suit and tie.
Bud Powell has had hundreds of disciples, but none has quite captured his combination of demoniac intensity with blazing tempos and vulnerable sensuousness with ballads.
www.bluenote.com /detail.asp?SelectionID=10187   (302 words)

  
 Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was dragged along with Monk, and thrown into jail after his injury was superficially treated at the hospital.
Monk was aware that Powell's intervention had saved him from a similar fate.
For his ill-starred protege, he wrote 'In Walked Bud', '52nd Street Theme', and 'Broadway Theme', otherwise simply known as 'The Theme.' The numbers were intended to be Bud's property alone, and Monk never recorded them."
www.amacord.com /jazz/monkbud.html   (254 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Music: Time Waits: The Amazing Bud Powell [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When he recorded this session in 1957, at age 33, his most incandescent inventions were already behind him, but what remained was a pianist of extraordinary depth, capable of the deepest blues and a rhythmic incisiveness like Thelonious Monk's.
All in all a very enjoyable disc, though not one of the truly epic ones for which the Legend of Bud Powell was formed.
While Bud Powell's best recordings for Blue Note are from the late 40s and early 50s, captured on the two volumes of "The Amazing Bud Powell," this is one of three sessions he made for the label in 1957-58.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000K4GM?v=glance   (1271 words)

  
 Artists: Bud Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"Powell is one of the key figures in the creation of the music that came to be known as bebop, and at his best he was a pianist of unrivalled brilliance.
Here are a few of Bud Powell's albums.
Thanks to Ronald F. Roberts for his posting on "Bud Powell Recommendations" on rec.music.bluenote for the discography info and the quote.
www.wnur.org /jazz/artists/powell.bud   (329 words)

  
 eBay - bud powell, CDs, Records items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Bud Powell Swingin with powell 180 GRAM lp 
Bud Powell Trio Stickly Powell 180 GRAM lp 
Bud Powell LP Japan w/obi The Scene Changes/Th/101
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