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    The Glass Enclosure: The Life of Bud Powell (Hardback) By (author) Alan Groves, By (author) Alyn Shipton


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    DescriptionBud Powell revolutionized jazz piano in the 1940s by developing a rapidity of thought and execution hitherto matched only by pioneer bebop trumpeters and saxophonists. He combined the harmonic innovations of Thelonious Monk with the quicksilver runs and vitality of Art Tatum. Yet hand in glove with his glittering technique and brilliant achievements at the keyboard was a life of tragedy, dogged by mental and physical illness that took him out of the public eye for long periods at a time. In this first English-language biography of Powell, Alan Groves and Alyn Shipton unearth one of the most heart-rending stories in jazz. They follow Powell's career from its early days in New York with Cootie Williams' big band to the heyday of bebop with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. They chart his subsequent slow decline, and his rehabilitation in Paris, the true story of the Powell legend that was the real-life background to Bertrand Tavernier's film Round Midnight. His recording career is fully discussed, and there is a comprehensive discography of Powell's work by Alyn Shipton, covering both discs made under his own name and with other band-leaders.

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    The Glass Enclosure
    The Life of Bud Powell
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Groves, By (author) Alyn Shipton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 189 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781871478266
    ISBN 10: 187147826X

    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: AVGK
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC subject category V2: AVGJ
    B&T General Subject: 540
    LC classification: ML
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Abridged Dewey: 781
    BISAC V2.8: MUS025000
    DC20: 781.65092
    Illustrations note
    16 pp photographs, discography, bibliography
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    27 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Upbringing and Cootie Williams; Minton's and the first breakdown; rehabilitation - the great years; the mid-1950s - New York; France; the last days in New York; recording chronology.