A Portrait of Thelonious

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A Portrait of Thelonious
Bud Powell - A Portrait of Thelonious (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Bud Powell
Released 1965
Recorded 17 December 1961
Genre Jazz
Length 47:04
Label Columbia
Producer Cannonball Adderley
Bud Powell chronology
A Tribute to Cannonball
(1961)A Tribute to Cannonball1961
A Portrait of Thelonious
(1961)
Bud Powell in Paris
(1963)Bud Powell in Paris1963
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

A Portrait of Thelonious is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released on Columbia in 1965, featuring a session recorded at Studio Charlot in Paris on 17 December 1961, with Pierre Michelot on bass and Kenny Clarke on drums.[2] The session was the second of two produced by Cannonball Adderley with Powell, following the A Tribute to Cannonball session recorded two days earlier.

The album was digitally remastered and re-released on CD in 1997 with one additional take and without the fake applause added to the original LP.

History[edit]

The album features four Monk compositions, only one of which had previously been recorded by Powell, and the album fittingly begins with this, "Off Minor", a song which Powell included in his first session as leader (see Bud Powell Trio), recorded in January 1947 – its first ever recording since Monk himself only recorded it in October the same year (see Genius of Modern Music).

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Thelonious Monk, except where noted.

  1. "Off Minor" – 5:20
  2. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 4:17
  3. "Ruby, My Dear" – 5:46
  4. "No Name Blues" (Earl Bostic) – 6:38
  1. "Thelonious" – 3:46
  2. "Monk's Mood" – 7:06
  3. "I Ain't Fooling" (Charles Albertine) – 3:19
  4. "Squatty" (Brian Fahey) – 5:48
  5. "Squatty" [unissued alternate] (Fahey) – 5:04 (not on original LP)

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "A Portrait of Thelonious - Bud Powell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (Columbia CL 2292)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-08-14.