Bud Powell

Complete Bud Powell on Verve

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This five-CD deluxe set contains an impressive 150-page booklet and reissues every scrap of music that the innovative pianist Bud Powell recorded for Verve. The first disc has the best music, four truly outstanding sessions from 1949-51. The other performances (trio sides from 1954-56) are much more erratic, particularly the alternate takes, with gems followed by completely lost solos. Bop fans will want this set but more general collectors are advised to pick up the Blue Notes first.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:25
2 02:57
3 03:37
4 02:40
5 03:08
6 02:59
7 03:14
8 02:51 Amazon
9 03:36 Amazon
10 02:48
11 02:49
12 03:08
13 03:20 Amazon
14 02:58 Amazon
15 04:13 Amazon
16 03:29 Amazon
17 03:46
18 02:28
19 02:08
20 02:13
21 02:25
22 03:16
23 03:41 Amazon
24 03:50
25 03:16
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