Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bud Powell - Blues in the Closet

In the bebop revolution of the 1940’s, as Charlie Parker was the leading voice of the alto saxophone, so was Bud Powell the leading voice of the piano. Recorded in 1956 (before his Paris sojourn), the long-unavailable Blues in the Closet features Powell’s lightning-fast runs and nimble keyboard navigations on a set of originals and well-chosen standards. He is accompanied by Osie Johnson, a solid mainstream drummer, and the dean of jazz bassists, Ray Brown. A must for Powell fans and bop devotees.

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/blues-in-the-closet-mw0000804298

Bud Powell
Blues in the Closet 


1 When I Fall in Love (Heyman, Young)  1:42
2 My Hear Stood Still (Roders, Hart)  3:33
3 Blues in the Closet (Pettiford)  3:03
4 Swinging 'Til the Girls Come Home (Pettiford)  3:22
5 I Know That You Know (Caldwell, Caldwell, Youmans)  2:25
6 Elogie (Powell)  3:00
7 Woodyn' You (Gillespie)  3:55
8 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)  3:42
9 Now Is the Time (Parker)  4:36
10 I Didn't Know What Time It Was (Hart, Rodgers)  4:02
11 Be-Bop (Gillespie)  2:26
12 Fifty-Second Street Theme (Monk)  2:22


Bud Powell - p
Ray Brown - b
Osie Johnson - dr

Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City ; September 13, 1956


Melanchthon said...


anon'n'on said...

im gettin closer to this closet..thanks

k.k said...

Thank You very much for this. Maybe somebody have the lateest Bud Powell record? Like Hot House and the series od Mythic Sound in 10 volume.

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Mike said...

Great find! Many thanks.

hepcat said...

This is great, many thanks.

dogon ad said...

thanks for this fine album.

AmyBRAINS said...

Many, many thanks, Melanchthon.

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

Thanks for another great year and another universe of music. This Bud Powell looks like his strongest period and anchored by Ray Brown, gotta be worth it

Barraza Vergara said...

sorry,which is the pasword .
thank you

david said...

Superb, thanks a lot !

-Otto- said...

Thank you!