Bud Plays Bird

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Bud Plays Bird
Bud Plays Bird (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Bud Powell
Released 1997
Recorded October 14, 1957
December 2, 1957
January 30, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 61:38
Label Roulette / Blue Note
Producer Rudy Traylor, Michael Cuscuna
Bud Powell chronology
Bud! The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 3)
(1957)
Bud Plays Bird
(1957-58)
Time Waits: The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 4)
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Bud Plays Bird is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, recorded late 1957/early 1958 for Roulette, but unreleased until 1997, when it was rediscovered by Michael Cuscuna and released by Blue Note (under the Roulette label) as part of The Blue Note Collection.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Charlie Parker, except where noted.

  1. "Big Foot" [long version] (aka "Drifting on a Reed") – 6:24
  2. "Shaw 'Nuff" (Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie) – 4:10
  3. "Buzzy" – 4:02
  4. "Yardbird Suite" – 4:04
  5. "Relaxin' at Camarillo" – 4:27
  6. "Confirmation" – 5:50
  7. "Billie's Bounce" – 4:02
  8. "Ko Ko" – 5:40
  9. "Dewey Square" – 4:14
  10. "Moose the Mooche" – 3:37
  11. "Ornithology" (Benny Harris, Charlie Parker) – 5:06
  12. "Scrapple from the Apple" – 3:51
  13. "Salt Peanuts" (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke) – 2:41
  14. "Big Foot" [short version] (aka "Drifting on a Reed") – 3:30

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

October 14, 1957, tracks 2-4, 6, 8, 11, 14. December 2, 1957, tracks 7, 12. January 30, 1958, tracks 1, 5, 9-10, 13, 15. New York.

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (Roulette CDP 7243 8 37137-2)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-08-02.