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 Earl Rudolph “Bud” Powell

Earl Rudolph “Bud” Powell

Birth
New York, USA
Death 31 Jul 1966 (aged 41)
New York, USA
Burial Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Jenkintown 2 Lot 48A Grave 2
Memorial ID 88107527 · View Source
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Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 – July 31, 1966) was a jazz pianist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, he was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz, or bebop.
He was a protégé of Thelonious Monk and Monk's composition "In Walked Bud" is an enduring tribute to their time together in Harlem.
His percussive punctuation of certain phrases, as well as his predilection for speed, showed the influence of Parker and other modern horn soloists. "Bebop in Pastel" (soon to be known as "Bouncing with Bud") was first recorded on August 23, 1946 and became a jazz standard.
It is generally agreed that from 1949 through 1953 Powell made his best recordings, most of which were for Alfred Lion of Blue Note Records and for Norman Granz of Mercury, Norgran and Clef. The recording "Un Poco Loco" was selected by literary critic Harold Bloom for inclusion on his short list of the greatest works of twentieth-century American art.
Powell was hospitalized in New York and on July 31, 1966, he died of tuberculosis, malnutrition, and alcoholism. Several thousand people viewed his Harlem funeral procession.

For more information about his life and work, please see Wikipedia.

(source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud_Powell)


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  • Created by: Jeanette
  • Added: 5 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88107527
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl Rudolph “Bud” Powell (27 Sep 1924–31 Jul 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88107527, citing Fairview Cemetery, Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 47018392) .