Bud Powell records ‘The Genius of Bud Powell’ with Ray Brown and Buddy Rich (1950)

‘The Genius of Bud Powell’ is a studio album (originally titled ‘Bud Powell’s Moods’) recorded on July 1, 1950 and in February 1951 and released in 1956 By Mercury / Clef.

Track Listing : 1.Tea For Two [Take 6] (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) – 04:13 . 2.Hallelujah! (Vincent Youmans, Leo Robin, Clifford Grey) – 02:59 . 3.Parisian Thoroughfare (Aka Parisienne Thorofare) (Bud Powell) – 02:28 . 4.Oblivion (Bud Powell) – 02:28 . 5.Dusk In Sandi (Aka Dusky ‘N’ Sandy) (Bud Powell) – 02:13 . 6.Hallucinations (Aka Budo) (Bud Powell) – 02:25 . 7.The Fruit (Bud Powell) – 03:17 . 8.A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (Manning Sherwin, Jack Strachey, Eric Maschwitz) – 03:41 . 9.Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) – 03:50 . 10.The Last Time I Saw Paris (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein Ii) – 03:18


Herman Leonard

Musicians : Bud Powell – Piano . Ray Brown – Bass On (1 – 2) . Buddy Rich – Drums On (1 – 2)

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Gary Giddins – Liner Notes . Ellie Hughes – Cover Design . Tom Hughes – Cover Design . Herman Leonard asterisques RVM – Photography . Howard Moorehead – Photography

Recorded On July 1, 1950 And February 1951.

Released In 1956 By Mercury / Clef.

The Genius of Bud Powell

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The irritating part of these sides is that the originals were poorly recorded on acetate discs rather than tapeand the piano was decidedly out of tune. Powell’s intensity and compositional underpinnings were clearly evident on Oblivion, Hallucinations and to a lesser extent on Parisienne Thorofare. […]

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And one can imagine a young Bill Evans listening to “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” and taking note of the rich, logical voicings coupled with a wonderful singing tone. […]

‘The Genius of Bud Powell’

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