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Bud Powell (Piano)
Born: 27th September 1924, Harlem, New York, USA
Died: 31st July 1966, Kings County, New York, USA
Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell was an American jazz pianist and composer. Along with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz. His virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. Powell was also a composer, and many jazz critics credit his works and his playing as having "greatly extended the range of jazz harmony".
Further Reading: Bud Powell
Matt revisits timeless recordings from the genius who defined bebop piano, Bud Powell.