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Bud Powell

Alyn Shipton is joined by pianist Geoff Eales to explore the best examples of recordings by the innovative bebop pianist Bud Powell, who died in 1966 aged 41.

Alyn Shipton explores the best examples of recordings by pianist Bud Powell, who died in 1966 aged 41 and altered the course of jazz piano through his bebop innovations of the 1940s.

He left an impressive legacy of recorded work, although this also charts his slow decline as a consequence of mental illness and addiction problems.

Shipton is joined by pianist Geoff Eales to consider the largest body of Powell's work, for the Blue Note label.

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Sun 2 Nov 2008 00:00

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