Bud Powell http://wrti.org en After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return http://wrti.org/post/after-painful-year-bud-powells-triumpant-1953-return The great bebop pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404849/bud-powell">Bud Powell</a> played several engagements at the New York jazz club Birdland in 1953. Parts of his shows were broadcast on the radio, and one listener recorded some onto acetate discs. A new collection of those recordings is out now: <em>Birdland 1953</em> on three CDs from <a href="http://www.espdisk.com/official/catalog/4073.html" target="_blank">ESP-Disk'</a>. The sound quality isn't much, but the music is terrific. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:31:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 7132 at http://wrti.org After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return Bud Powell http://wrti.org/post/bud-powell <p>Earl Rudolph &quot;Bud&quot; Powell (September 27, 1924 - July 31, 1966) was an American Jazz pianist. Powell has been described as one of &quot;the two most significant pianists of the style of modern jazz that came to be known as bop&quot;, the other being his friend and contemporary Thelonious Monk. Along with Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a key player in the history of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him &quot;the Charlie Parker of the piano&quot;.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:26:00 +0000 2517 at http://wrti.org Bud Powell