Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 3 (APE+CUE)
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Bud Powell's playing in the late '50s (just prior to his move to Paris) found the troubled pianist in erratic form, often struggling to make it through songs he had written. However, his three Blue Note recordings from the era (which include the slightly later Time Waits and The Scene Changes) feature Powell in surprisingly inspired form; all of the releases have since been reissued on a comprehensive CD set. Bud! (which is subtitled The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 3) has five trio performances with bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor (highlighted by "Bud on Bach" and "Some Soul") and three standards on which the group is joined by trombonist Curtis Fuller. This strong bop set is well worth getting. [The 2002 re-release includes one bonus track, an alternate take of "Blue Pearl."]
Personnel: Bud Powell (piano); Curtis Fuller (trombone); Paul Chambers (bass); Art Taylor (drums).
01 Some Soul
02 Blue Pearl
03 Frantic Fancies
04 Bud on Bach
05 Keepin' in the Groove
07 Don't Blame Me
08 Moose the Mooche
09 Blue Pearl (Alternate Take)