In the meantime, these 50 best jazz albums are essential for anyone looking to start a collection, or to go beyond classics they already know. Best Jazz Albums: 50 Essentials You Need To Hear. 50: Thelonious Monk: Genius Of Modern Music Vols. 1 & 2 (Blue Note). Blue Note battled to get Monk’s music to a wider audience but without much success. Nevertheless, his two albums for the company were significant to the evolution of modern jazz. Compiled from recordings made in 1949 and 1950, The Amazing Bud Powell was the pianist’s first album, and it came out in 1952 when he was 28. It contained his signature tune, ‘Un Poco Loco’ – a remarkable showcase for Powell’s virtuosity, seasoned with Afro-Cuban flavours – and the equally brilliant ‘Bouncing With Bud’.
The Amazing Bud Powell, also called The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1, is an album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, first released on Blue Note in April 1952, as a 10" vinyl. It is part of a loosely connected series with the 1954 companion The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2 and the 1957 Bud! The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 3), all released on Blue Note. The album details two recording sessions
Although pianist Bud Powell recorded some great albums elsewhere (most notably his first couple of sessions for Verve), on the whole his Blue Note records were his most significant and definitive. This four-CD set has all of the music from his five Blue Note albums, his two sessions for the Roost label, and all known alternate takes.
Bud Powell is the hardest of the be-bop masters to get a clear fix on. Charlie Parker left behind a stack of Dial and Savoy sides as the benchmark for improvisers in the mode; Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie were copiously recorded and it's easy to find large chunks of material documenting both players at the top of their powers. But Powell is a different matter, and from the records he has left behind one is left with the impression that twice as many-or three times as many-extant recordings would make it no easier to confidently summarize his achievement in music. The perceived quality of his recordings is strangely evanescent. One night, even his best material may seem cliche ridden, prone to technical fumbles, more driven than expressive. Other nights, all but his very worst recordings seem to reveal depths of invention and expression found in very few pianists.
The Amazing Bud Powell Volume 2. 1997. The Complete Studio Recordings: 1957-1959. Four Classic Albums Plus (Remastered).
The Amazing Bud Powell Volume 1 & 2 on Blue Note. Pianist Bud hung out with older musicians Parker, Gillespie & Monk absorbing the new Bop vocabulary and recorded the wonderful tunes included on these LPs, another cornerstone of any BeBop collection. Bud struggled mentally during most of his career due to being hit on the head by a racist policeman. Try Un Poco Loco (a little crazy). Dizzy Gillespie's 1945 to 1946 Musicraft-Guild recordings are another BeBop must.
CD02 - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)/ - . 0. CD02 - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)/01 - Un Poco Loco. CD02 - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)/02 - Over The Rainbow. CD02 - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)/02. CD02 - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)/02b. CD02 - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)/03 - Ornithology. CD02 - Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell (1951)/04 - Wail.
Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 – July 31, 1966) was an American jazz pianist. Though Thelonious Monk was a close friend and influence, his greatest piano influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie Parker, Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz, or bebop. His virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano
|1||A Night In Tunisia||4:14|
|2||Reets And I||3:21|
|3||Bud On Bach||2:31|
|6||Like Someone In Love||6:18|
|7||Bouncing With Bud||3:02|
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Released in a standard jewel case with artwork and an 8.5x11 inch book.
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