The Best of Bud Powell on Verve

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The Best of Bud Powell on Verve
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Greatest hits album by Bud Powell
Released August 23, 1994
Recorded 1949-1955
Genre Jazz
Length 57:22
Label Verve
Producer Norman Granz, Leroy Lovett
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Best of Bud Powell on Verve is a selection of jazz pianist Bud Powell's recordings for Verve, released on August 23, 1994.[2]

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Lady Bird" (Tadd Dameron) – 4:44
  2. "Dance of the Infidels" – 2:16
  3. "So Sorry, Please" – 3:14
  4. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey) – 2:48
  5. "Willow Grove" (aka "Willow Groove") – 4:27
  6. "Tempus Fugue-it" (aka "Tempus Fugit") – 2:25
  7. "It Never Entered My Mind" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 2:56
  8. "Bean and the Boys" (Contrafact of "Lover Come Back to Me") (Coleman Hawkins) – 3:38
  9. "Celia" – 2:57
  10. "Tea for Two" [78 take (take 10)] (Vincent Youmans, Irving Caesar) – 3:46
  11. "Star Eyes" (Gene De Paul, Don Raye) – 3:28
  12. "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg) – 3:08
  13. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) – 3:15
  14. "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" (Bronislaw Kaper, Gus Kahn, Walter Jurmann) – 2:59
  15. "Stairway to the Stars" (Matty Malneck, Frank Signorelli, Mitchell Parish) – 4:58
  16. "Just One of Those Things" (Cole Porter) – 3:50
  17. "Parisian Thoroughfare" (aka "Parisienne Thorofare") – 2:28

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Bud Powell plays piano on all tracks.

April 27, 1955, tracks 1, 11, 15. April 25, 1955, track 5.

January 13, 1955, track 2.

February 1950, tracks 3, 4, 12.

February 23, 1949, tracks 6, 10, 14.

June 4, 1954, track 7.

  • Percy Heath – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

January 11, 1955, tracks 8, 13.

July 1, 1950, track 9.

February, 1951, tracks 16-17 – Powell solos.

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