The Bud Powell Trio – Strictly Powell

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Strictly Powell is a studio album by American jazz pianist Bud Powell, released in 1957 by RCA Victor, featuring a session Powell recorded in 1956.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated “Bud Powell’s two dates for RCA in 1956-1957 are better than expected. ”

Track listing:
“There Will Never Be Another You” (Harry Warren, Mack Gordon) – 3:39
“Coscrane” (Bud Powell) – 3:44
“Over the Rainbow” (Harold Arlen, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg) – 3:20
“Blues for Bessie” (Bud Powell) – 5:40
“Time Was” (aka “Duerme” «Sleep») (Miguel Prado, Gabriel Luna, Bob Russell) – 3:07
“Topsy Turvy” (Bud Powell) – 4:36
“Lush Life” (Billy Strayhorn) – 2:53
“Elegy” (aka “Elogie” and “Elegie”) (Bud Powell) – 3:49
“They Didn’t Believe Me” (Jerome Kern) – 3:18
“I Cover the Waterfront” (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) – 2:32
“Jump City” (Bud Powell) – 3:21

Personnel:
Bud Powell – piano
George Duvivier – bass
Art Taylor – drums

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Released: 1957
Recorded: October 5, 1956
Length: 39:59
Label: RCA Victor

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