23 nov. 2008


The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 1

Bud has two styles, one bebop and the other an ornate style derivative of Art Tatum style solo piano of the previous generation. This compilation has both. I like the dates with a very young Sonny Rollins. I believe some of these have Philly Joe.

With Bud, my reaction is that I don't want him to stop. I just want the solo to go on forever, for there to be no end of invention.

I don't have volume 2, alas.