Bud Powell

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by Bud Powell

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Earl Rudolph Powell, 27 September 1924, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 July 1966, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play the piano in the classical tradition while still a child, Powell began working around New York’s Coney Island, where he played in a band featuring Valaida Snow around 1940. During the next couple of years he became a regular visitor to Minton’s Playhouse, where he heard the first stirrings of bebop. In particular, he was influenced by... Read more

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jazz
bebop
piano
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