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MG C-507: Bud Powell Piano Solos

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/gold Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG C507A
SIDE-B MGC507B



Comments

A-1 “So Sorry Please” (C 341-2) and A-2 “April In Paris” (C 346-1) also issued on Mercury 11060 (78rpm) and 11060x45 (45rpm).

A-3 “Get Happy” (C 342-2) and B-3 “Sometimes I'm Happy” (C 343-1) also issued on Mercury 11061 (78rpm) and 11061x45 (45rpm).

B-1 “Sweet Georgia Brown” (C 344-2) and B-2 “Body And Soul” (C 347-1) also issued on Mercury 11059 (78rpm) and 11059x45 (45rpm).

A-4 “Tea For Two” (C 435-6) and B-2 “Body And Soul” (C 436-10) also issued on Mercury 11069 (78rpm) and 11069x45 (45rpm).

Inside The Groove

A great coupling 10-inch album by The Be-Bop Piano Genius Bud Powell at his best - later issued a part of the better-known LP album “Jazz Giant” (Norgran MG N-1063 / Verve MG V-8153).

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

First each three tracks on both sides featuring Powell=Russell=Roach Trio, (probably) the perfect combination for Powell at his best to present his piano artistry in the trio format. No other drummers but Max Roach can only follow Bud's ultra-fast tempo, while pushing Bud with his ultra-precise brush beats. From a mellodious ballads to mega-fast boppers, these six selections are all the best examples of how be-bop piano trio can interpret and represent.

The rest two tracks - A-4 and B-4 - comes from the other session with Ray Brown and Buddy Rich. Although Buddy is not a bebop drummer in nature, he can successfully pushes Bud along with Ray.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 C 341-2 So Sorry Please -
A-2 C 346-1 April In Paris -
A-3 C 342-2 Get Happy -
A-4 C 436-10 Tea For Two -
SIDE-B
B-1 C 344-2 Sweet Georgia Brown -
B-2 C 347-1 Body And Soul -
B-3 C 343-1 Sometimes I'm Happy -
B-4 C 435-6 Hallelujah -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3:
Bud Powell (p), Curly Russell (b), Max Roach (ds).
Recorded in New York City, February 1950.

A-4, B-4:
Bud Powell (p), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (ds).
Recorded in New York City on July 1, 1950.




Jackets

Front Back
[MG C-507 FRONT] [MG C-507 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG C-507 A] [MG C-507 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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