06 September, 2010

Bud Powell - Birdland 1953: The Complete Trio Recordings 2cd (eac-log-cover)

Bud Powell - Birdland 1953: The Complete Trio Recordings
jazz | 2cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 530MB
Fresh Sound | rar +5% recovery
The premiere bebop pianist Bud Powell, who was plagued by mental illness on and off after suffering through a police beating in 1945, had spent much of 1952 in an institution. Released in February 1953, he was in generally excellent form throughout the year, appearing at Massey Hall in a famous concert with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and recording an album apiece for Blue Note and Roost. The music on Birdland 1953 is comprised of trio performances with Powell being joined by either Oscar Pettiford, Franklin Skeete, Charles Mingus, George Duvivier or Curly Russell on bass and Roy Haynes, Sonny Payne, Art Taylor or Max Roach on drums. The 42 selections on this two-CD set are taken from radio broadcasts that emanated from Birdland in NY between February and September 1953. Much of the music had previously been released but on bootleg LPs from such labels as Alto, Base, Session Disc and Queen Disc. The sound has been cleaned up and is now decent for the period if not state-of-the-art. More importantly, Powell sounds on his game, ripping into "Tea for Two," "I Want to Be Happy," "Ornithology" and such originals as "Budo," "Dance of the Infidels," "Un Poco Loco" and "Parisian Thoroughfare." He is intense on the ballads, blazing on the up-tempo numbers and sounds quite original throughout. Bebop fans will have to get this two-fer for it is one of the last times on record that Bud Powell can be heard in his playing prime.

01. Tea for Two
02. It Could Happen To You
03. Lover Come Back To Me
04. Lullaby of Birdland
05. I Want To Be Happy
06. Embraceable You
07. I've Got You Under My Skin
08. Ornithology
09. Lullaby of Birdland
10. How High The Moon
11. Budo
12. Hallelujah
13. I've Got You Under My Skin
14. Embraceable You
15. I Want To Be Happy
16. I've Got You Under My Skin
17. Sure Thing
18. Embraceable You
19. Woody 'n You
20. Salt Peanuts
21. Lullaby of Birdland
01. I’ve Got You Under My Skin
02. Autumn in New York
03. I Want To Be Happy
04. Budo
05. My Hear Stood Still
06. Dance of the Infidels
07. Dance of the Infidels
08. My Heart Stood Still
09. Un poco loco
10. Parisian Throughfare
11. Dance of the Infidels
12. Glass Enclosure
13. Parisian Throughfare
14. Dance of the Infidels
15. Un poco loco
16. Oblivion
17. Parisian Throughfare
18. Dance of the Infidels
19. Embraceable You
20. Un poco loco
21. Oblivion

Bud Powell (p) with Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, Franklin Skeets, George Duvivier, Curley Russell (b) and Roy Haynes, Sonny Payne, Art Taylor, Max Roach (d)


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rowland said...

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