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The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 1 & 2
"Originally released as two separate 10" discs on Blue Note in 1951 and 1954, these sessions, all recorded at the WOR radio studios in New York City, represent the very finest recordings in Bud Powell's career. Called the Charlie Parker of the piano, Bud Powell was a giant of his instrument and one of the key inventors of the bebop style. However, after suffering a head injury due to police brutality, Powell was always 'Un Poco Loco,' to cite his greatest masterpiece. This double LP is comprised of three sessions, the first of which (recorded in 1949) found Bud playing in a quintet called 'Bud Powell's Modernists' with Fats Navarro on trumpet, Sonny Rollins on tenor sax, Tommy Potter on bass and Roy Haynes on drums. The following two dates (from 1951 and 1953) are two trio sessions, first with Curley Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums, and later with George Duvivier on bass and Arthur Taylor on drums. Also includes the previously unreleased 'I've Got You Under My Skin' from the 1953 session." Double LP on 180 gram vinyl.