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Burning With Bud: Bud Powell Live 1944-1953

From: WFIU
Series: Night Lights Classic Jazz
Length: 59:01

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An hour-long program of classic jazz, featuring live broadcasts of the great bebop pianist Bud Powell in the prime of his career. Read the full description.

Bud-powell-1953_small Pianist Bud Powell was a leading light of the 1940s bebop generation, often touted as the man who first applied bop's revolutionary approach to the keyboard. As he rose in the New York City jazz world, Powell spent several long stretches of his prime in institutions and hospitals, suffering primitive and sometimes-abusive psychiatric treatment. After 1953 his creative star would burn unevenly for the remaining 13 years of his life, but he had already established a legacy on records and in live performances as well that would make him one of the most significant pianists in jazz history.

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Piece Description

Pianist Bud Powell was a leading light of the 1940s bebop generation, often touted as the man who first applied bop's revolutionary approach to the keyboard. As he rose in the New York City jazz world, Powell spent several long stretches of his prime in institutions and hospitals, suffering primitive and sometimes-abusive psychiatric treatment. After 1953 his creative star would burn unevenly for the remaining 13 years of his life, but he had already established a legacy on records and in live performances as well that would make him one of the most significant pianists in jazz history.

Timing and Cues

Total Program Length: 59:00
00:00 Segment 1: Program Intro
Incue: Theme Music

01:00 Segment 2: Optional Cutaway for News

06:00 Segment 3: Program Part 1
Outcue: “… on Night Lights.”

37:59 Segment 4: MIDPOINT BREAK (1:00 music bed)

38:59 Segment 5: Program Part 2

59:00 End Program

Related Website

http://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/burning-bud-bud-powell-live-19441953/