Mad Bebop

Mad Bebop

by Bud Powell


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Mad Bebop

Mad Bebop explores four historical sessions marking the development of pianist Bud Powell. Originally recorded for the Savoy label in 1946 and 1947, these 14 tracks were issued under the leaders' names -- Kenny Dorham, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, and Charlie Parker -- with Powell listed as a sideman. During this period Bird and Powell's development ran parallel to each other, as both were combining incredible speed with limitless improvising dexterity, as heard on "Chasin' the Bird," "Cheryl," and "Buzzy." Those three tracks also mark the amazingly lucid interplay of Powell and Parker before their improvising virtuosity began to deteriorate due to mental illness. Jazz collectors no doubt already own this material but may want to investigate this reissue, as it features state-of-the-art transfers from acetates and tape masters.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2004
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0795041718327
catalogNumber: 17183

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bud Powell   Primary Artist,Piano
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Payne   Alto Saxophone
Max Roach   Drums
Sonny Stitt   Alto Saxophone
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Tommy Potter   Bass
Wallace Bishop   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Hall   Bass
J.J. Johnson   Trombone
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Curly Russell   Bass
Be Bop Boys   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kenny Dorham   Composer
Dexter Gordon   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Max Roach   Composer
Dick Katz   Liner Notes,Annotation
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
J.J. Johnson   Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Reissue Producer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Teddy Reig   Producer
Leo Robin   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
J.J. Stelmach   Art Direction
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Scott Johnson   Graphic Design

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