Bud Powell war einer der grössten Pianisten seiner Era, war zusammen mit Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk ein Pioneer des revolutionären Bebobs. Pianist Bud Powell’s unrivaled virtuosic style exuded an emotion and power that captivated audiences and musicians alike. Though great personal misfortune would interrupt his prolific career and tragically shorten his life, Powell found a level of peace at the piano that few experience in this world.
Powell pioneered the revolutionary bebop sound along with Charlie Parker,Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Max Roach. Pianist Bill Evans considers Powell the most underestimated figure in this elite group, though Davis himself called Bud “the greatest pianist in this era.”