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Bud Powell: Eternity

Read "Eternity" reviewed by AAJ Staff

The great Bud Powell casts a very long shadow over all jazz piano players, not to mention most melodic/harmonic improvisers, regardless of instrument. His best recordings are simply indispensable. However, it is also known to jazz fans that Powell's life “unraveled, after what today would be called a hate crime brought on a crescendo of mental ...

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Bud Powell: Eternity

Read "Eternity" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Let me begin by saying that I'm no Bud Powell aficionado. I understand there were undoubtedly times when he played far better than this, and times when he may have played even worse. All I can say with assurance is that had I not seen Powell's name and picture on this album, I never would have ...

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Bud Powell: Eternity

Read "Eternity" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

It is common knowledge that Bud Powell recorded several tunes while he lived in the house of Francis Paudras in Paris. Paudras sheltered these recordings, but he left the archives in the care of Celia Powell, Bud's daughter. The tracks were selected in conjunction with Jessica Shih of Piadrum Records.

Paudras had a piano ...

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Bud Powell: Eternity

Read "Eternity" reviewed by Jim Santella

These solo piano sessions by Bud Powell were recorded between 1961 and 1964 in Paris at the home of his friend, Francis Paudras. The recordings, while made informally and never released, have preserved the sound and the spirit that the pianist espoused as a pioneer of bebop and as an influential force on many aspiring jazz ...