Bud Powell - The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 5 Vinyl LP
Bud Powell The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 5 Vinyl LP
Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Bud Powell was one of those very few special innovators who permanently changed the way that his instrument is played in jazz. Prior to Powell’s arrival on the scene, pianists kept time with their left hand, stating the beat by striding back and forth between bass notes and chords while their right played melodic variations.
When Powell rose to prominence in 1945, his style was a revelation. He stated chords with his left-hand on an irregular basis as if he were a drummer hitting the bass drum while his right played rapid single-note lines like a horn player. This became the way to play jazz piano.
While Bud Powell’s recordings of the 1950s could be erratic due to his personal problems, his greatest work was on the Blue Note label. The Scene Changes, recorded in 1958 with Paul Chambers and Art Taylor, is one of his finest recordings, featuring the pianist at the peak of his powers.
Powell is heard in prime form, playing one brilliant solo after another. He introduces such originals as “Cleopatra’s Dream,” “Danceland” and “Crossin’ The Channel,” showing that he was also a masterful composer. With its impeccable sound and often-stunning piano solos, The Scene Changes is a must for all Blue Note collectors!
Bud Powell (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Art Taylor (drums)
• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more
Bud Powell The Scene Changes The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 5 Track Listing:
1. Cleopatra's Dream
2. Duid Deed
3. Down With It
6. Crossin' The Channel
8. Gettin' There
9. The Scene Changes
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