Bud Powell – The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 5 (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 39:47 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Recorded: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 29, 1958
Recorded in December 1958, The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 5) is a studio album by Bud Powell and was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. It features Bud Powell on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums.
The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 5), also known as The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 5: The Scene Changes, is a studio album by jazz pianist Bud Powell, released on Blue Note Records in 1959, featuring a session Powell recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey on December 28, 1958, with Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums. The album was digitally remastered in 2003 by Rudy Van Gelder and re-issued as part of Blue Note’s The RVG Edition series.
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!
1 Cleopatra’s Dream 4:22
2 Duid Deed 5:07
3 Down With It 4:00
4 Danceland 3:42
5 Borderick 1:59
6 Crossin’ The Channel 3:30
7 Comin’ Up 7:57
8 Gettin’ There 5:04
9 The Scene Changes 4:02
Bud Powell, piano
Paul Chambers, bass
Art Taylor, drums