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Birdland 1953 (2004)

Artist: Bud Powell
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Format: CD
Sku: 262051182
UPC: 825481407328
UPC 14: 00825481407328
Release Date: 2/25/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1:
1. Theme: Lullaby of Birdland/Announcer Introduction
2. Tea for Two
3. It Could Happen to You
4. Bean and the Boys
5. Theme: Lullaby of Birdland
6. I Want to Be Happy
7. Embraceable You
8. I've Got You Under My Skin
9. Ornithology
10. Theme: Lullaby of Birdland
11. Theme: Lullaby of Birdland
12. Hallelujah!
13. I've Got You Under My Skin
14. Embraceable You
15. How High the Moon/Ornithology
16. Budo
Disc 2
Song Title
0. DISC 2:
1. I Want to Be Happy
2. I've Got You Under My Skin
3. Sure Thing
4. Embraceable You
5. Woody'n You
6. Salt Peanuts
7. Theme: Lullaby of Birdland
8. Woody'n You ~ (featuring Dizzy Gillespie)
9. Salt Peanuts
10. Dance of the Infidels
11. I've Got You Under My Skin
12. Autumn in New York
13. I Want to Be Happy
14. Moose the Mooche ~ (featuring Charlie Parker)
15. Cheryl ~ (featuring Charlie Parker)
16. Budo
17. My Heart Stood Still
Disc 3
Song Title
0. DISC 3:
1. Dance of the Infidels
2. Dance of the Infidels
3. Poco Loco, Un
4. Parisian Thoroughfare
5. Dance of the Infidels
6. Glass Enclosure
7. My Heart Stood Still
8. Parisian Thoroughfare
9. Dance of the Infidels
10. Poco Loco, Un
11. Oblivion
12. Parisian Thoroughfare
13. Dance of the Infidels
14. Embraceable You
15. Poco Loco, Un
16. Oblivion

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Michael D. Anderson.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Russ Musto.
Muze PNote For jazz fans who bought earlier, incomplete versions of these broadcasts either on Boris Rose's vinyls, the earlier ESP-Disk issue, or the many subsequent re-releases on Base, Fresh Sounds, Queen-disc, etc., this three-disc collection will come as a revelation. Taken from actual club tapes rather than radio tape checks or transcriptions, the sound here is drastically improved, as are pitch problems and personnel listings, thanks to compilation producer Michael Anderson, making it the most complete archive of Bud Powell's live recordings from 1953. Though the "Lullaby to Birdland" intro with announcer Bob Garrity is quite dodgy, virtually everything else here is worthwhile. For the uninitiated, these live dates, recorded at the famed Birdland club between February and September of 1953, were cut during the most active year in Powell's all too brief career. They follow almost immediately after his release from a series of mental institutions, but the prodigious gifts he displayed in the studio for Blue Note a few years earlier are undiminished. There is plenty of extra music on these cleaned-up tapes as well, with the great pianist playing in the company of rhythm sections that include Oscar Pettiford or Charles Mingus on bass, and either Art Taylor or Roy Haynes on drums. Five tracks on disc two showcase Charlie Parker sitting in (two with Candido on congas -- "Moose the Mooche" and "Cheryl"). On two more, Dizzy Gillespie joins the trio. While the sound quality on these sides is far from perfect, it's more than adequate and so much better than what we had originally. The booklet also includes an extended historical essay by Russ Musto. This set is well worth seeking out for any bop fan. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: Michael D. Anderson

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Dizzy Gillespie
Muze Guest Artist Charlie Parker
Muze Guest Artist Candido

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Classic Jazz
Muze Music Compilations Roy Haynes:jazz
Muze Music Compilations Roy Haynes:jazz
Muze Music Compilations Jazz:smithsonian Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Icon:best Of Blue Note

Associated Artists and Works

Byas, Don
Corea, Chick
Gillespie, Dizzy
Jazz at Massey Hall [Remastered] ~ Gillespie, Dizzy
Johnson, J.J. (Trombone)
Jordan, Duke
Navarro, Fats
Parker, Charlie
Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Jazz at Massey Hall [Remastered] ~ Parker, Charlie (Sax)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/25/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 4073
Music Label Name Label : ESP-Disk
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 08254814073282

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Powell,Bud
Product attributeBox Set:   Yes
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