Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell

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Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell
Bud Powell - Piano Interpretations (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Bud Powell
Released 1956
Recorded April 25 & 27, 1955
Genre Jazz
Length 38:26
Label Norgran
Producer Norman Granz
Bud Powell chronology
The Lonely One...
(1955)The Lonely One...1955
Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell
(1955)
Blues in the Closet
(1956)Blues in the Closet1956
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released in 1956 by Norgran,[3] featuring two sessions that Powell recorded at Fine Sound Studios in New York in April 1955.

The album was re-issued on LP by Verve (MGV 8167),[4] and released as a CD replica by Verve (Japan) in 2006 (POCJ-2743). The sessions (with alternate takes) are also available on The Complete Bud Powell on Verve (1994) CD box set.

History[edit]

The album presents the April 25 master takes in full, apart from "Bean and the Boys" (the version here is from April 27). The April 27 session is split between this album and The Lonely One....

Track listing 12" LP (MGN 1077, MGV 8167)[edit]

  1. "Conception" (George Shearing) – 3:36
  2. "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" (Brooks Bowman) – 3:55
  3. "Heart and Soul" (Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser) – 3:18
  4. "Willow Groove" (aka "Willow Grove") (Bud Powell) – 4:25
  5. "Crazy Rhythm" (Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Irving Caesar) – 3:36
  1. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronnell) – 4:43
  2. "Bean and the Boys" (Coleman Hawkins) (contrafact of "Lover Come Back to Me") – 5:14
  3. "Lady Bird" (Tadd Dameron) – 4:44
  4. "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish) – 4:55

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

April 25, 1955, side A tracks 1, 3-5 and side B track 1. April 27, 1955, side A track 2 and side B tracks 2-4. Fine Sound Studios, New York.

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell - Bud Powell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 163. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (MGN 1077)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  4. ^ Togashi, Nobuaki; Matsubayashi, Kohji; Hatta, Masayuki. "Bud Powell Discography (MGV 8167)". jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2009-06-12.