Bud Powell: Live at Birdland 1957
Posted 24 November 2013 - 11:48 AM
........ Or am I going to have to cross the Himalayas on foot, rent a camel, brave the Spartan Winter, risk my life against the Tribal Warriors of Afghanistan, scale a 1000 foot wall, grab a copy and run and then return the same way, bribing border guards to look the other way?
Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:55 PM
I don't see the CD you're looking for when I go to the East Wind site.
I'm sure they'll eventually have it.
That was my assumption and why I posted the link.
I emailed Eastwind yesterday & received a quick response - they will be getting in copies of this & the new Eric Dolphy CD (Muses) ASAP - were released on Nov 25 in Japan
Maximum Rare Records has copies listed (Japanese online dealer - been dealing with them for the past 2 years & service is good plus shipping rates are low)
also the Dolphy
these ain't cheap (all prices are 2600-2800 yen or $30 to $33 US on all dealers I've come across) - still think they're worth it, esp the Dolphy with the unreleased track (Muses) & alternates
Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:31 AM
How much music is there on the Powell disc? Can anybody provide timings?
These ARE pricy ... and I think I won't get the Dolphy. I'd be all for a 2CD set of the entire sessions though, but this one seems to be a bit expensive for a few alternates and not that much music (I know there's one new tune there, too, but 40$ for one tune, by all my love for Dolphy ...)
Posted 05 December 2013 - 04:51 PM
just received this email from Eastwind ...
The Bud Powell CD is now in stock. Please order at our website:
714-334-0759 (California time)
EDIT - Ordered a copy which shipped today - nice service! FWIW, their description notes only 999 CDs were pressed.
Edited by Eric, 05 December 2013 - 07:06 PM.
Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:22 AM
From the Eastwind web site:
"A discovery of the century!
Never-before-released live recording by Bud Powell from Birdland in 1957!
Very good sound quality engineered by the Bell Sound Systems!
Individually numbered limited edition - only 999 copies pressed!
This live recording by Bud Powell with his quintet featuring Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Paul Chambers and Art Taylor was not only never released before, but never even mentioned in any discography or documents, thus completely unknown to us.
Powell was in a so-called "stable" period in October 1957, and with the stellar, younger musicians, performed superbly. Everyone gets to stretch as each of the four tunes here lasts at least nine minutes and as long as 15 minutes. In addition to the great performance and the rare combination of musicians, the quality of the recorded sound, although monaural, is pretty good. According to Symphony Sid, who emceed the concert, this session was recorded by the Bell Sound Systems and intended to be released by the Roulette label. Nobody knows why it did not happen and this tape was left undiscovered for 56 years. In addition, as far as we know, this release contains the only "Lover Man" ever recorded by Powell.
This is undoubtedly the most highly anticipated historical release of the year! A must-have item for all jazz enthusiasts!
Recorded live at Birdland, New York City, in October 1957. Mono."
Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:37 AM
Well, I´m lookin forward purchasing that.
About "Lover Man": It´s not the only '"Lover Man" But recorded.
He did a short but very nice version with Pierre Michelot and Kenny Clarke on the "Life at Blue Note Cafe" which was reissued on ESP Disk.
There is some confusion if it was done in 1961 or 1962, but it´s a very good record, much better than "Portrait of Thelonious" and as I said, the only "Lover Man" until then. He plays it with the original arrangement, with the intro and the coda, like Diz and Bird did it with Sarah Vaughan......
I wondered why Bud didn´t play it more often. He played "I remember Clifford" almost on every record from 1961 on, but seemed to have "forgotten" about Lover Man......
Posted 09 December 2013 - 08:12 PM
how high is the moon is 14:41. groovin high is 14:06. lover man is 9:42. dance of the infidels is 15.15. total time is 53:46. sound is great - just like you were there. some background noise from the dinner people. mine was numbered 189 out of 999.
Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:35 AM
I´m really lookin forward hearing this CD, for more than one reason:
1) I got recordings of Bud from November 1957 at Club Saint Germain (Cookin´at Saint Germain) and he really plays very fine, so he must have been in better form than the years before.
2) because it´s with two great horn players. There are too many trio albums of Bud. Even if Bud plays fine on let´s say "Bud plays Bird" also from 1957 for Roulette, it´s not very interesting because of the quite unispired Duvivier and Art Taylor. Nothin´happenin from the rhythm section, bop is much more than just keepin time. Same on the Victors, not very much happenin.
3) Dance of the Infidels: I remember during the same year 1957, Donald Byrd recorded it on an Hank Mobley album for Blue Note, so it might be very interesting what he did with it when playing it with the composer himself.
4) Groovin High: Bud didn´t play it very often. One time with Zoot Sims, and another time in Sweden at Golden Circle, and Lover Man, because I got only one recorded version of Bud playing it (very fine) in Paris.....
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