Sunday, October 29, 2017

Bud Powell Trio Plays

All of the music on this single CD is included in the Blue Note four-CD "complete" set (the best way to acquire these important performances); however listeners who do not have the larger reissue will not go wrong by getting this CD. The first eight selections (which find the pianist joined by bassist Curley Russell and drummer Max Roach) are from Bud Powell's first trio date and he is in prime form on such numbers as "I'll Remember April," "Someboy Loves Me" and "Bud's Bubble." The second session (with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Art Taylor in 1953) does not quite reach the same heights but it does contain some fine playing from the founder of bop piano.
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Bud Powell


1 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Johnston, Raye)  2:48
2 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (Hanley, MacDonald)  2:38
3 Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, Gershwin, MacDonald)  2:48
4 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordahl, Weston)  2:54
5 Bud's Bubble (Powell)  2:30
6 Off Minor (Monk)  2:18
7 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:14
8 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  2:35
9 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:51
10 Burt Covers Bud (Powell)  3:06
11 My Heart Stood Still (Hart, Rodgers)  3:19
12 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter)  2:40
13 Bags' Groove (Jackson)  2:14
14 My Devotion (Hillman, Napton)  3:04
15 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  2:09
16 Woody 'N You (Gillespie)  2:59


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Bud Powell - p
Curley Russel - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York City ; January 10, 1947
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Bud Powell - p
George Duvivier - b
Art Taylor - dr
Recorded in New York City ; September, 1953


PlantDoctor53 said...

I've often thought that there wasn't enough Bud in the blogosphere. Thanks for this one!

Angelo said...


yewsta said...

Thank you, Mel

Pippo said...

Thank you Mel, Powell very useful to me.

deGallo said...

thank you for bud powell

woland said...

Thank you! Great!
It's difficult to say what are the best recordings among Bud Powell's vast output but these Roost tracks still rank among the greatest jazz performances ever made. The technique is astounding and the freshness of his style still shines after all those years.

cvllos said...

Another MUST from you, Melanchthon!

jazztap said...


jamin_jamal said...

Thank you!!!

neil said...

Thought I had this already; turns out I was wrong. Many thanks, mel...

Melanchthon said...

Caravaggio said...

Hi there
I've only recently come across your frankly STAGGERING site, I hope it's ok to download some of these gems, there's stuff on here that's opening up new avenues of exploration for me and I am incredibly grateful for all the hard work, effort and generosity.
I have quite a big collection of digitised music and if there's anything I can help with please feel free to contact me.
Many thanks

Kovina Kris said...

I've got this as part of a box but Bud Powell is always a great listen IMO.