The Complete 1946-1949 Roost and Swing Masters

The Complete 1946-1949 Roost and Swing Masters

by Bud Powell



In the year 2000, Definitive Classics reissued a rich vein of early modern jazz recordings made for four distinctly different labels between September 1946 and August 1949 by four groups that included pianist and composer Bud Powell. The earliest of these, a session for the Swing label that took place on September 5, 1946, found Powell teamed with trumpeters Kenny Dorham and Fats Navarro and saxophonist Sonny Stitt as members of Kenny Clarke's 52nd Street Boys. The four titles resulting from this little get-together are tacked onto the end of this collection. Powell recorded eight titles with Curly Russell and Max Roach for the Roost label on January 10, 1947; six more sides were cut between January and May 1949 with Roach and Ray Brown, and were subsequently released on the Mercury, Norgan and Verve labels. Definitive polishes off this excellent compilation with six Blue Note recordings made by Bud Powell's Modernists on August 9, 1949; this solid little band featured Sonny Rollins and Fats Navarro in front of Powell, Tommy Potter and Roy Haynes. The only thing missing from this survey of Bud Powell's professional activity during this time period are Savoy sessions led by Charlie Parker and Fats Navarro with Gil Fuller's Modernists. The trio recordings in particular are magical windows allowing glimpses into the beatific yet troubled soul of Bud Powell.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2000
Label: Definitive Spain
UPC: 8436006491450
catalogNumber: 11145

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bud Powell   Primary Artist,Piano
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Fats Navarro   Trumpet
Max Roach   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Stitt   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Potter   Bass
Ray Abrams   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass
Kenny Clarke   Drums
John Collins   Guitar
Eddie de Verteuill   Baritone Saxophone
Hall   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
Kenny Clarke   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
J.G. Calvados   Annotation
A. Padilla   translation
James Hanley   Composer

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews