Friday, February 12, 2010

Bud POWELL - Dance Of The Infidels

Bud POWELL - Dance Of The Infidels


Accompanied by Paudras, Powell arrived in New York on August 1, 1964. Powell played an extended engagement at Birdland where, in March of 1965, he appeared at a concert commemorating the tenth anniversary of Charlie Parker's death. During the summer of 1965, Powell discovered that he had severe liver damage. He continued to perform, but his musical skills were severely reduced. On July 31, 1966, Powell died in New York City's Kings County Hospital. An estimated 5,000 people lined the streets to bid farewell to Powell as his body passed in funeral procession. The procession was led by a Jazzmobile on which Barry Harris and Lee Morgan played Monk's "Round Midnight," **Dance of the Infidels,** and "Bud's Bubble."

As jazz writer Ira Gitler noted in his work Jazz Masters of the Forties, "Despite the deterioration suffered by Bud Powell through his many and varied encounters with illness, his mark has been ineradicably stamped on the music of his native country." As the founder of an entire school of modern jazz piano, Powell's music has inspired musicians such as Bill Evans and Cecil Taylor. He remains an important influence for all who perform post-bebop acoustic jazz piano.
It is generally agreed that his best recordings are those made prior to 1954, both for Blue Note Records and for Norman Granz (at Mercury Records, Norgran Records, Clef Records and later on Verve Records). The first Blue Note session, in August 1949, features Fats Navarro, Sonny Rollins, Powell, Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes, and the compositions Bouncing with Bud and **Dance of the Infidels.**
Oscar Pettiford, Charlie Mingus, George Duvivier, Curley Russell- Bass
Roy Haynes, Art Taylor, Max Roach- Drums
Bud Powell- Piano
01. Tea For Two 5:18
02. Lover Come Back To Me 6:40
03. I want To Be Happy 3:21
04. Woodin' You 2:56
05. Salt Peanuts 4:17
06. Budo 3:01
07. Dance Of The Infidels 4:03
08. Un Poco Loco 4:19
09. Parisian Thoroughfare 2:55
10. Glass Enclosure 2:22
11. Embraceable You 4:11
12. Oblivion 2:41

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