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Bud Powell was one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie he was instrumental in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him “the Charlie Parker of the piano”.
Bud was, and always will be, a main influence in the interpretation and understanding of true jazz playing on the piano. The way he bounces, sings and keeps a natural flow and incredible hard articulation in the swing and the way he speaks the melody line – is like a Baptist reverend spreading the good news at the service. It is like it is an ongoing universal flow that forces itself through him, and he can only serve it no matter the price. He speaks the truth about this music form and like Bach – you will stay touched as a listener or disciple for the rest of your life.
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The mastering chain consists of a selection of high-end vacuum tube equipment. For the recordings on this album, the original ¼” 15 ips CCIR master tapes were played on a Nagra-T tape recorder, modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired from the playback head directly to a Telefunken EF806 tube, using OCC silver cable. The Nagra T, with its four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head, has one of the best transports ever made. A custom-built carbon fiber head block and a head damping electronic system permit 2XHD FUSION to obtain a better resolution and 3D imaging.
|Bouncing with Bud|
|Call Me Madam: The Best Thing For You|
|Straight No Chaser|
|I Remember Clifford|
|52nd Street Theme|