A number of Storyville Records' iconic jazz and blues albums are now available in a new series of remastered high quality vinyl releases. Featuring some of the best artists from the vast Storyville catalogue, the “Storyville Vinyl Remasters” series presents great music on deluxe vinyl.
Each release is limited edition, pressed onto 180 gram virgin vinyl with the original covers and sleeve notes preserved. Updated notes have been added to the inner sleeves and a free download of the album is included. The audio has been remastered specifically for vinyl to secure the best sound that these great releases deserve.
Bud Powell was a jazz pianist of rare talent, perhaps unique in his ability to inject vocal inflections into his improvisational playing. He reached a peak by the late 1940s although sadly by the 1950s he seemed to be succumbing to the mental illness that had plagued him all his life. Unexpectedly his career had a sporadic revival after he moved to France in 1959. Cared for by a friend, Bud Powell still proved capable of giving performances occasionally as brilliantly fluent as his finest from the 1940s. One of these performances were immortalized on this recording from Jazzhus Montmartre in 1962.
Bud Powell (p), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b) & William Schiöpffe (dr)
Recorded April 26, 1962
The New York City Jazz Record
"The title track swings very hard, Powell grunting rhythmically in the background as his brilliantly conceived bop solo unfolds, the rhythm section swinging buoyantly behind him."
- Brian Charette