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The Bud Powell Collection

Piano Transcriptions

By Bud Powell

Piano Transcriptions. By Bud Powell. Artist Transcriptions. Jazz. Softcover. 96 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.672376).

Item Number: HL.672376

ISBN 9780793580477. 9x12 inches. Artist Transcriptions.

Known for his innovative technique and sheer intensity, Bud Powell was one of the finest bop pianists of the 1940s-60s. This folio features note-for-note transcriptions of his performances of nine tunes – his own compositions and standards. Includes: April in Paris • Danceland • Get Happy • It Could Happen to You • Oblivion • Parisian Thoroughfare • So Sorry Please • Tempus Fugit • Un Poco Loco. Also contains a biography and discography.

  • April In Paris 
  • Get Happy 
  • It Could Happen To You 
  • Tempus Fugit 
  • Un Poco Loco 
  • Parisian Thoroughfare 
  • Danceland 
  • So Sorry Please 
  • Oblivion 

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  • 5

    Lille (France)
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  • June 17, 2008 Bud's perfect style

    Really nice book, Powell's right hand style fairly transcribed. For confirmed pianists, and recommended for improvisation learning. Five big stars.

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  • 5

    Los Altos, CA
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  • May 21, 2004 A Must for the Jazz Piano Lover

    Bud Powell wasn't just one of the bop pianists - he invented bop piano and the piano hasn't been the same since. For someone who cares about how we got to where we are today, these transcriptions are a must, containing many of the true classical pieces of piano...

    jazz. Parisian Thoroughfare is as important as a Chopin Etude and one gets the same giddy excitement from playing it. One doesn't have to master all this stuff - it's importance is that you never see the keyboard the same way after working on it. And these pieces are a treasurehouse of lines and ideas that can be used elsewhere. This is so much more fun than a boring book of jazz licks. (For instance, compare a book of Shakespeare quotes to a full play.) And if you want to learn how to construct an intro, this is the place. As with all the Leonard transcriptions these are accurate and clear. With these transcriptions to go along with a few of the classic recordings, there are many happy moments ahead.

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