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The amazing Bud Powell : Black genius, jazz history, and the challenge of bebop

Author: Guthrie P Ramsey
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; Chicago : Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, 2013.
Series: Music of the African diaspora, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century's most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His expansive musicianship, riveting performances, and inventive compositions expanded the bebop idiom and pushed jazz musicians of all stripes to higher standards of performance. Yet Powell remains one of American music's most misunderstood  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
NonFiction
Arts
Named Person: Bud Powell; Bud Powell; Bud Powell; Bud Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guthrie P Ramsey
ISBN: 9780520243910 0520243919
OCLC Number: 812018051
Description: xi, 240 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Cullud boys with beards": serious black music and the art of bebop --
Something else: the tests and triumphs of a modernist --
Notes and tones: black genius in the social order --
Making the changes: jazz manhood, bebop virtuosity, and a new social contract --
Exploding narratives and structures in the art of Bud Powell --
Coda: cultural validation and requiem for a heavyweight.
Series Title: Music of the African diaspora, 17.
Responsibility: Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr.

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Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century's most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His expansive musicianship,  Read more...

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"Ramsey writes with a musician's ear... Full of beauty and that edgy logic." -- John Mole The Times Literary Supplement "An important, thoughtful work for those wishing to probe beyond cliches." Read more...

 
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