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Un Poco Loco – The Intensity of Bud Powell (1946 - 1953)

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Mentored by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell became the first great piano innovator of bebop. "It would be hard to overstate Powell's impact. His ingenious technique and originality as an improviser and composer established the foundation for all pianists to follow. Long after bop had faded, Powell remained a source of inspiration for pianists as varied as the harmonically engrossed Bill Evans and the rhythmically unfettered Cecil Taylor. In other words there is jazz piano Before Powell and After Powell. While his left hand played a neutral backdrop of chords, his right hand would explode into a blindingly intricate improvisatory cascade, rivaling (and even surpassing) Parker and Gillespie in rhythmic imagination." —Gary Giddins & Scott DeVeaux

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  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Off Minor" from Bebop Story: Vol. 051, Bud Powell Vol. 1 (1945-49) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 2:51
  • Kenny Clarke and his 52nd Street Boys. "Epistrophy" from Klook's The Man -Epistrophy (Proper) 5:05
  • Bud Powell's Modernists. "52nd Street Theme" from The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 (Blue Note) 7:59
  • Host speaks 10:44
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Somebody Loves Me" from Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, (Smithsonian) 12:26
  • Host speaks 15:20
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Cherokee" from Bebop Story: Vol. 051, Bud Powell Vol. 1 (1945-49) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 18:08
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Celia" from Bebop Story: Vol. 051, Bud Powell Vol. 1 (1945-49) (Encyclopedia of Jazz) 21:44
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Tempus Fugue-It" from The Norton Jazz Collection (Norton) 24:42
  • Host speaks 27:08
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Tea for Two" from The Genius of Bud Powell (Norgran) 27:54
  • Host speaks 31:39
  • Bud Powell's Modernists. "Bouncing With Bud" from The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 (Blue Note) 33:52/li>
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Glass Enclosure" from The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2 (Blue Note) 36:54
  • Bud Powell's Modernists. "Dance Of The Infidels" from The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 (Blue Note) 39:14
  • Host speaks 42:04
  • Bud Powell Solo. "Hallucinations" from The Genius Of Bud Powell (Blue Note) 43:08
  • Bud Powell Trio. "Un Poco Loco" from Smithsonian Collection of Jazz Piano (Smithsonian) 46:08
  • Bud Powell Solo. "Oblivion" from The Genius Of Bud Powell (Blue Note) 50:54
  • Host speaks 53:01
  • Bud Powell Solo. "Parisian Thoroughfare" from The Genius Of Bud Powell (Blue Note) 53:45
  • Host Outro 56:12

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