Distinguished SOTW Member
Some of my favorite Sonny Stitt. Bud Powell is just awesome.
Maybe not in 1950. Today bop and bop licks are canon - you're expected to show fluency in Birdspeak before you try to catch the spirit on your own.My favorite Sonny Stitt album. Nobody needs "how to play bebop" books. Just transcribe both bud powell and Sonny Stitt on this song.
I doubt it. Bud Powell at his best is every bit as good as Charlie Parker imho. Charlie Parker is much more of an innovator of courseMaybe not in 1950. Today bop and bop licks are canon - you're expected to show fluency in Birdspeak before you try to catch the spirit on your own.
I don't hear licks. I hear what you're hearing.You need to hear the freshness, urgency and energy in it. This band has such an amazing groove and spirit. It was an amazing time in the music . If all you hear are bebop licks I pity you.
Complete BS. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean that is has no place in the world anymore. Johan Sebastian Bach has been dead for about 250 years and people still play his music. Good music is timeless and that is something you fail to understand.I don't hear licks. I hear what you're hearing.
What I meant was that you can't really hold your head up playing bop in 2011 unless you treat it as canon - something to be studied, like literature.