Piano Interpretations + Blues in the Closet (2 LP on 1 CD)
Bud Powell (p), George Duvivier or Ray Brown (b), Art Taylor or Osie Johnson (d)
This release brings together two complete LPs by piano genius Bud Powell. Both are in trio format and showcase jazz standarts as well as Bebop classics. Powell´s playing on these 1955-1956 ballads begins to show the introspective mood that would characterize his playing in later years.
02. East Of The Sun (and West Of The Moon)
03. Heart and Soul
04. Willow Groove
05. Crazy Rhythm
06. Willow Weep For Me
07. Bean & The Boys
09. Stairway To The Stars
10. When I Fall In Love
11. My Heart Stood Still
12. Blues In The Closet
13. Swingin' 'Till The Girls Come Home
14. I Know That you Know
15. Elegy (A.k.a. Elogie)
17. I Should Care
18. Now Is The Time
19. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
20. Be Bop
21. 52nd Street Theme
Total time: 75:09 min.
Tracks #1-9 from "PIANO INTERPRETATIONS BY BUD POWELL" (Norgran 1077 12"), recorded in New York, April 25, 1955. Personnel: Bud Powell (p), George Duvivier (b) and Art Taylor (d).
Tracks #10-21 from "BLUES IN THE CLOSET" (Verve MGV 8218), recorded in New York, September 13, 1956. Personnel: Bud Powell (p), Ray Brown (b) and Osie Johnson (d).