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Bud Powell is generally considered to be the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He played with the greatest jazz musicians of his generation including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Mingus and Max Roach. The recordings he made for the forerunners of the Verve label and for Blue Note, as well as many lesser known labels, are among the greatest jazz recordings of all time.

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John Coltrane & Lee Morgan. Blue Train session at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, September 1957. Photo by Francis Wolff

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A singular album that sounds like a plural and that can be conjugated in the past, present and future; a contemporary jazz record that reads like a travel book. At each stop, we get a song to hum and high-level soloists to follow in their harmonic and rhythmic excursions.

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