Though Thelonious Monk was a close friend and influence, his greatest piano influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie ParkerThelonious Monkand Dizzy GillespiePowell was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz, or bebop. His virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano.
Powell was Hallway Sway - BRXTNLE & I Dick M The F Table* - The _____ Split Es Dope a composer, and many jazz critics credit his works and his playing as having "greatly extended the range of jazz harmony.
Powell's father was a stride pianist. He first appeared in public at a rent party where he mimicked Fats Waller 's playing style. The first jazz composition that he mastered was James P.
Johnson 's "Carolina Shout". In his youth Powell listened to the adventurous performances at Uptown House, a venue near his home. This was where Charlie Parker first appeared as a solo act when he briefly lived in New York. When Monk met Powell  he introduced Powell to musicians who were starting to play bebop at Minton's Playhouse. Their mutual affection grew, and Monk became Powell's greatest mentor. Powell eagerly experimented with Monk's idea. Monk's composition " In Walked Bud " is a tribute to their time together in Harlem.
In late he was offered the chance to appear at a nightclub with the quintet of Oscar Pettiford and Dizzy Gillespiebut Powell's mother decided he would continue with the more secure job with the popular Williams.
Powell was the pianist on a handful of Williams's recording dates in The last included the first recording of Monk's " 'Round Midnight ". After the band finished for the night, Powell wandered near Broad Street Station and was apprehended, drunk, by the private railroad police. He was beaten by them and incarcerated briefly by the city police.
Art Tatum & Bud Powell days after his release, his headaches persisted and he was hospitalized at Bellevuean observation ward, and then in a state psychiatric hospital sixty miles away. He remained there for two and a half months. Various - New York Anni 40 - Thelonious Monk resumed playing in Manhattan after released.
The recordings were unreleased untilwhen Roost Records bought the masters and released them on a series of 78 rpm records. Musicologist Guthrie Ramsey wrote of the session that "Powell proves himself the equal of any of the other beboppers in technique, versatility, and feeling. Candlelight - Phil Porter - Phil Porter And His Organ Parker chose Powell to be his pianist on a May quintet recording session with Miles DavisTommy Potterand Max Roach ; this was Sleep Talk - Ohio Players - Ecstasy studio session in which Parker and Powell played together.
The Parker session aside, Powell performed on two other records and seldom appeared at nightclubs in In November, he had an altercation with a customer at a bar in Harlem. In the ensuing fight, Powell was hit over his eye with a bottle. When the staff at Harlem Hospital found him incoherent and rambunctious, they sent him to Bellevue, which had a record of his previous confinements. He was sent to Creedmoor State Hospitalwhere he spent eleven months. He was released in October After a brief hospitalization in early Powell made several recordings, most of them for Blue Note MercuryNorgran, and Clef.
Powell's rivalry with Parker led to I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) - Various - Jazz Moods and bitterness on the bandstand.
He was released into the guardianship of Oscar Goodstein, owner of the Birdland nightclub. A trio session for Blue Note with Duvivier and Taylor included Powell's composition " Glass Enclosure ", inspired by his near-imprisonment in Goodstein's apartment. After several more periods in the hospital, Powell moved to Paris in with Altevia "Buttercup" Edwards, whom he had met after an incarceration in Powell continued to perform and record.
InPowell contracted tuberculosis. His performances during these years were adversely affected by his alcoholism. On July 31,he died of tuberculosis, malnutrition, and alcoholism. Jazz pianist Bill Cunliffe said Powell was "the first pianist to take Charlie Parker's language and adapt it successfully to the piano. He used voicings of the root Art Tatum & Bud Powell the tenth or the root with the minor seventh. This is reminiscent of recordings of Charlie Parker. Powell influenced countless younger musicians, especially pianists.
Bill Evanswho described Powell as his single greatest influence,  paid the pianist a tribute in "If I had to choose one single musician for his artistic integrity, for the incomparable originality of his creation and the grandeur of his work, it would be Bud Powell. He was in a class by himself". Herbie Hancock said of Powell, in a Down Beat magazine interview in "He was the foundation Various - New York Anni 40 - Thelonious Monk of which stemmed the whole edifice of modern jazz piano".
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