The Complete Bud Powell on Verve

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The Complete Bud Powell on Verve
Compilation album by Bud Powell
Released September 27, 1994
Recorded 1949-1956
Genre Jazz
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Complete Bud Powell on Verve is a five-disc box set, released on September 27, 1994, containing all of jazz pianist Bud Powell's recordings as leader for Verve.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Bud Powell, except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Tempus Fugue-it" (aka "Tempus Fugit") – 2:25
  2. "Celia" – 2:57
  3. "Cherokee" (Ray Noble) – 3:37
  4. "I'll Keep Loving You" – 2:40
  5. "Strictly Confidential" – 3:08
  6. "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" (Bronislaw Kaper, Gus Kahn, Walter Jurmann) – 2:59
  7. "So Sorry, Please" – 3:14
  8. "Get Happy" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 2:51
  9. "Sometimes I'm Happy" (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) – 3:36
  10. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey) – 2:48
  11. "Yesterdays" (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 2:49
  12. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) – 3:08
  13. "Body and Soul" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton) – 3:20
  14. "Hallelujah!" (Youmans, Leo Robin, Clifford Grey) – 2:58
  15. "Tea for Two" [compilation take (take 6)] (Youmans, Caesar) – 4:13
  16. "Tea for Two" [common take (take 5)] (Youmans, Caesar) – 3:29
  17. "Tea for Two" [78 take (take 10)] (Youmans, Caesar) – 3:46
  18. "Parisian Thoroughfare" (aka "Parisienne Thorofare") – 2:28
  19. "Oblivion" – 2:08
  20. "Dusk in Sandi" (aka "Dusky 'n' Sandy") – 2:13
  21. "Hallucinations" (aka "Budo") – 2:25
  22. "The Fruit" – 3:16
  23. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Manning Sherwin, Jack Strachey, Eric Maschwitz) – 3:41
  24. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) – 3:50
  25. "The Last Time I Saw Paris" (Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:18

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Moonlight in Vermont" (Karl Suessdorf, John Blackburn) – 3:35
  2. "Spring Is Here" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:27
  3. "Buttercup" – 2:59
  4. "Fantasy in Blue" – 3:04
  5. "It Never Entered My Mind" (Rodgers, Hart) – 2:56
  6. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 3:45
  7. "Time Was" (aka "Duerme" «Sleep») (Miguel Prado, Gabriel Luna, Bob Russell) – 4:17
  8. "My Funny Valentine" (Rodgers, Hart) – 2:53
  9. "Like Someone in Love" [incomplete] (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 1:39
  10. "Like Someone in Love" (Van Heusen, Burke) – 2:00
  11. "Deep Night" (Charles E. Henderson, Rudy Vallée) – 3:45
  12. "That Old Black Magic" [incomplete] (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 0:55
  13. "That Old Black Magic [alternate take 1] (Arlen, Mercer) – 2:27
  14. "That Old Black Magic (Arlen, Mercer) – 2:21
  15. "That Old Black Magic [alternate take 2] (Arlen, Mercer) – 2:54
  16. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) – 5:08

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Thou Swell" [alternate take] (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 4:06
  2. "Thou Swell" (Rodgers, Hart) – 4:29
  3. "Someone to Watch Over Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:33
  4. "Bean and the Boys" (contrafact of "Lover Come Back to Me") (Coleman Hawkins) – 3:36
  5. "Tenderly" [incomplete] (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 0:23
  6. "Tenderly" (Gross, Lawrence) – 3:20
  7. "How High the Moon" (Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton) – 4:23
  8. "I Get a Kick out of You" [incomplete] (Cole Porter) – 0:35
  9. "I Get a Kick out of You" (Porter) – 4:26
  10. "I Get a Kick out of You" [alternate take] (Porter) – 3:58
  11. "The Best Thing for You (Would Be Me)" [incomplete] (Irving Berlin) – 1:29
  12. "You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 4:11
  13. "The Best Thing for You (Would Be Me)" (aka "The Best") (Berlin) – 2:41
  14. "Mediocre" – 2:55
  15. "All the Things You Are" (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:30
  16. "Epistrophy" (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke) – 3:00
  17. "Dance of the Infidels" – 2:16
  18. "Salt Peanuts" (Dizzy Gillespie, Clarke) – 2:19
  19. "Hey George" (aka "Sweet Georgia Brown") (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey) – 3:25

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Conception" [incomplete] (George Shearing) – 0:09
  2. "Conception" (Shearing) – 3:45
  3. "Bean and the Boys" [incomplete] (Coleman Hawkins) – 0:28
  4. "Bean and the Boys" (Hawkins) – 4:04
  5. "Heart and Soul" (Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser) – 2:52
  6. "Heart and Soul" [alternate take 1] (Carmichael, Loesser) – 2:31
  7. "Heart and Soul" [alternate take 2] (Carmichael, Loesser) – 3:22
  8. "Willow Grove" (aka "Willow Groove") [alternate take] – 3:17
  9. "Willow Grove" (aka "Willow Groove") – 4:27
  10. "Crazy Rhythm" (Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Irving Caesar) – 3:32
  11. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronnell) – 4:40
  12. "Bean and the Boys" (Hawkins) – 5:24
  13. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" [alternate take] (Brooks Bowman) – 3:48
  14. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" [incomplete] (Bowman) – 0:30
  15. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" (Bowman) – 3:58
  16. "Lady Bird" [alternate take 1] (Tadd Dameron) – 3:11
  17. "Lady Bird" [incomplete] (Dameron) – 0:18
  18. "Lady Bird" [alternate take 2] (Dameron) – 3:38
  19. "Stairway to the Stars" [incomplete] (Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish) – 0:05
  20. "Stairway to the Stars" (Malneck, Signorelli, Parish) – 5:01
  21. "Lady Bird" (Dameron) – 4:44

Disc five[edit]

  1. "Lullaby in Rhythm" [incomplete] (Clarence Profit, Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Walter Hirsch) – 0:28
  2. "Lullaby in Rhythm" (Profit, Sampson, Goodman, Hirsch) – 4:00
  3. "Star Eyes" [alternate take 1] (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) – 3:18
  4. "Star Eyes" [alternate take 2] (De Paul, Raye) – 3:14
  5. "Star Eyes" [alternate take 3] (De Paul, Raye) – 3:52
  6. "Star Eyes" [incomplete] (De Paul, Raye) – 0:29
  7. "Star Eyes" [alternate take 4] (De Paul, Raye) – 3:54
  8. "Star Eyes" (De Paul, Raye) – 3:31
  9. "Confirmation" (Charlie Parker) – 4:21
  10. "When I Fall in Love" (Victor Young, Edward Heyman) – 1:39
  11. "My Heart Stood Still" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:29
  12. "Blues in the Closet" (aka "Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas") (Harry Babasin, Oscar Pettiford) – 3:01
  13. "Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home" (Pettiford) – 3:21
  14. "I Know That You Know" (Vincent Youmans, Anne Caldwell) – 2:23
  15. "Elegy" (aka "Elegie" and "Elogie") – 2:56
  16. "Woody'n You" (Dizzy Gillespie) – 3:52
  17. "I Should Care" (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 3:38
  18. "Now's the Time" (Charlie Parker) – 4:32
  19. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Rodgers, Hart) – 3:58
  20. "Be-Bop" (Gillespie) – 2:23
  21. "52nd Street Theme" (Thelonious Monk) – 2:23

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Bud Powell plays piano on all tracks.

February 23, 1949, disc 1, tracks 1-6. See Jazz Giant.

February 1950, disc 1, tracks 7-13. See Jazz Giant.

  • Curly Russell – bass (except track 11 – Powell solo)
  • Max Roach – drums (except track 11 – Powell solo)

July 1, 1950, disc 1, tracks 14-17. See The Genius of Bud Powell.

February 1951, disc 1, tracks 18-25 – Powell solos. See The Genius of Bud Powell.

June 2, 1954, disc 2, tracks 1-4. See Bud Powell's Moods.

June 4, 1954, disc 2, tracks 5-8. See Bud Powell's Moods.

December 16, 1954, disc 2, tracks 9-16. See Jazz Original.

  • Percy Heath – bass (except track 10 – Powell solo)
  • Max Roach - drums (except tracks 9-10)

January 11, 1955, disc 3, tracks 1-6. January 12, 1955, disc 3, tracks 7-13. See Jazz Original and Bud Powell's Moods.

January 13, 1955, disc 3, tracks 14-19. See The Lonely One....

April 25, 1955, disc 4, tracks 1-11. April 27, 1955, disc 4, tracks 12-21 and disc 5, tracks 1-9. See Piano Interpretations and The Lonely One....

  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Art Taylor - drums

September 13, 1956, disc 5, tracks 10-21. See Blues in the Closet.

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "Complete Bud Powell on Verve - Bud Powell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 August 2011.