The Amazing Bud Powell : Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop /

Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century's most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His expansive musicianship, riveting performances, and inventive compositions expanded the bebop idiom and pushed jazz musicia...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ramsey, Guthrie P.
Format: eBook
Published: Berkeley : Chicago : University of California Press ; Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, 2013.
Series:Music of the African diaspora ; 17.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Little cullud boys with beards : serious Black music and the art of bebop
  • Something else : the tests and triumphs of a modernist
  • Notes and tones : Black genius in the social order
  • Making the changes : jazz manhood, bebop virtuosity, and a new social contract
  • Exploding narratives and structures in the art of Bud Powell
  • Coda : cultural accreditation and requiem for a heavyweight.