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Some of my favorite Sonny Stitt. Bud Powell is just awesome.

 

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Beautiful...Is it really possible that was 61 years ago?

Sonny, about then...dig the crazy shirt collar.

Curly Russell on bass, Max Roach drums, btw.
 

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My favorite Sonny Stitt album. Nobody needs "how to play bebop" books. Just transcribe both bud powell and Sonny Stitt on this song.
 

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My favorite Sonny Stitt album. Nobody needs "how to play bebop" books. Just transcribe both bud powell and Sonny Stitt on this song.
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.
 

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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.
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 course
 

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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.
 

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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.
I wish I could play like bud powell plays, on my tenor^^
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
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.
 
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