Bud Powell – Bouncing With Bud (1962/2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 42:46 minutes | 3,37 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 42:46 minutes | 780 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz | © 2xHD
Bud Powell was one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie he was instrumental in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him “the Charlie Parker of the piano”.
Bud was, and always will be, a main influencein the interpretation and understanding of true jazz playing on the piano. The way he bounces, sings and keeps a natural flow and incredible hard articulation in the swing and the way he speaks the melody line – is like a Baptist reverend spreading the good news at the service. It is like it is an ongoing universal flow that forces itself through him, and he can only serve it no matter the price. He speaks the truth about this music form and like Bach – you will stay touched as a listener or disciple for the rest of your life.
01 – Rifftide
02 – Bouncing with Bud
03 – Move
04 – Call Me Madam: The Best Thing For You
05 – Straight No Chaser
06 – I Remember Clifford
07 – Hot House
08 – 52nd Street Theme
Bud Powell – piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – bass
William Schiopffe – drums
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