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Dance of the infidels : a portrait of Bud Powell

Author: Francis Paudras
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Bud Powell "endured a brutal beating on the head by the police as a youth; electroshock therapy in psychiatric institutions; physical and mental abuse from people who fed him dangerous drugs to control him; malnutrition and tuberculosis; and, perhaps most painful of all, the indifference of his contemporaries to his talent. ... Francis Paudras, a young jazz fan who met Powell in the late 1950s ... gave him a home  Read more...
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Paudras, Francis.
Dance of the infidels.
New York : Da Capo Press, 1998
(OCoLC)639354156
Named Person: Bud Powell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Paudras
ISBN: 0306808161 9780306808166
OCLC Number: 38112805
Description: xii, 353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Danse des infidèles.
Responsibility: Francis Paudras ; translated from the original French by Rubye Monet ; English translation edited by Warren Bernhardt ; foreword by Bill Evans.
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"What Charlie Parker was to the saxophone, Bud Powell (1924--1966) was to the piano: No jazz pianist can rival his brilliance. But his life was filled with tragedy, including years of electroshock  Read more...

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