Mentored by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell became the first great piano innovator of bebop. His ingenious technique and originality as an improviser and composer established the foundation for all pianists to follow. Long after bop had faded, Powell remained a source of inspiration for pianists as varied as the harmonically engrossed Bill Evans and the rhythmically unfettered Cecil Taylor. In other words there is jazz piano Before Powell and After Powell. While his left hand played a neutral backdrop of chords, his right hand would explode into a blindingly intricate improvisatory cascade, rivaling and even surpassing Parker and Gillespie in rhythmic imagination. Bud and Monk.
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The most disheartening were at the hands of the police. At age 20, a drunken Powell was brutally beaten by cops going far beyond the acceptable call of duty. Following the incident, Powell was institutionalized for several months. Later in life, a marijuana bust was perhaps the last straw. Charges against Bud were dropped, but he was sent to a psychiatric hospital for a year and a half. Finally, it all caught up to Powell and his life took a turn from which he would never fully recover".
In between stays at mental institutions for schizophrenia, Powell left behind a remarkable legacy. But to true fans of the genre, Powell is revered. All one has to do is listen to the giants of jazz speak about Bud Powell to know his significance on the form.
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Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco
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Un Poco Loco – The Intensity of Bud Powell (1946 - 1953)
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Un Poco Loco