Earl Rudolph “Bud” Powell (September 27, 1924 – July 31, 1966) was an American jazz pianist and composer. Along with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie, Powell was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz. His virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano. Powell was also a composer, and many jazz critics credit his works and his playing as having “greatly extended the range of jazz harmony”.
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins
Earl Rudolph Powell
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