Jazz Original

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Jazz Original
Bud Powell - Jazz Original (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Bud Powell
Released 1955
Recorded December 16, 1954, January 11 & 12, 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 31:08
Label Norgran
Producer Norman Granz
Bud Powell chronology
Bud Powell's Moods
(1954–55)
Jazz Original
(1954–55)
The Lonely One...
(1955)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Jazz Original, also known as Bud Powell '57, is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released in 1955 by Norgran,[2] featuring sessions that Powell recorded at Fine Sound Studios in New York in 1954 and 1955.

The album was re-issued by Norgran as Bud Powell '57 in 1957,[3] re-issued again on LP by Verve,[4] and released on CD, also as Bud Powell '57, by Verve in 2005,[5] all with the same track listing as the original LP. The sessions (with alternate takes) are also available on The Complete Bud Powell on Verve (1994) CD box set.

History[edit]

Uniquely (if one excludes the three tribute albums Bud Plays Bird, A Tribute to Cannonball, and A Portrait of Thelonious), there are no Powell compositions on the album, only jazz standards, and as the liner notes on the first Bud Powell '57 LP re-issue point out,[6] standards from the 1920s in particular: "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1926), "Thou Swell" (1927), "Lover Come Back to Me" (1928), and "Deep Night" (1929).

"How High the Moon" is the sole track from the January 12, 1955 session – three other tracks from the session appear on Bud Powell's Moods.

Track listing[edit]

  • 12" LP (MGN 1017, MGN 1098, MGV 8154)
  1. "Deep Night" (Charles E. Henderson, Rudy Vallée) – 3:44
  2. "That Old Black Magic" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 2:20
  3. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) – 5:08
  4. "Thou Swell" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 4:25
  5. "Like Someone in Love" (Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke) – 1:59
  6. "Someone to Watch Over Me" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 2:28
  7. "Bean and the Boys" (Coleman Hawkins a contrafact of Lover Come Back to Me) – 3:28
  8. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 3:20
  9. "How High the Moon" (Morgan Lewis, Nancy Hamilton) – 4:16

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

December 16, 1954, Fine Sound Studios, New York, side A tracks 1–3

December 16, 1954, Fine Sound Studios, New York, side B track 1 January 11, 1955, Fine Sound Studios, New York, side A track 4 and side B tracks 2–4

January 12, 1955, Fine Sound Studios, New York, side B track 5

  • Lloyd Trotman – bass
  • Art Blakey – drums

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jazz Original - Bud Powell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (MGN 1017)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (MGN 1098)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  4. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (MGV 8185)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Bud Powell : Discography : Bud Powell '57". Verve Records. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  6. ^ Bud Powell '57 (Liner Notes). Bud Powell. USA: Norgran Records. 1957. MG N-1098 http://jazz-premium.com/item/51-2.jpg |url= missing title (help).  "Although Powell has gained a reputation as a composer of many unusual melodies, in this album he concentrates on the older standards, including several from the 1920s..."