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Bud Powell

Bud Powell

Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell was a jazz pianist who was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. While Thelonious Monk became his close friend, his greatest influence was Art Tatum. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, the pianist was a leading figure in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. Powell was also a composer, and he "greatly extended the range of jazz harmony." When people talk about the giants — Bird, Bud, Dizzy, and Miles — I think they underestimate Bud. — Bill Evans, Interview conducted by Randi Hultin, Oslo, 1964 ... more on Wikipedia

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