Bud Powell: Bouncing With Bud


Bouncing With Bud


Bud Powell (piano)


In Copenhagen (Storyville 1018518)

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Bud Powell (piano), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (bass),

William Schiöpffe (drums)


Composed by Bud Powell


Recorded: live at the Montmartre Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 26, 1962


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

At age 15, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen was asked to accompany Bud Powell during the bebop legend's first engagement at the Montmartre Jazzhouse in Copenhagen during February and March 1962. For the young Dane, it was a strange experience, as Powell never spoke to him, not even answered when Ørsted Pedersen asked about the form of a certain song or how the harmonies went. He only got a nod from Powell, so NHØP took it from there and listened his way through. All the way through this song, NHØP plays with the maturity of a grownup, and his solo is a nice little story in itself. As an accompanist, his lines complement Powell's, and even though Powell never said a word, he must have been satisfied with the upcoming young Dane.

Reviewer: Frank Bachmann Møller

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