Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."
In 1929 two future jazz piano greats were born thousands of miles but just days apart. Both would go on to develop their art under the influence of Bud Powell.
Continental bop: in the years following the end of World War II, European jazz lovers embraced the new music coming from America.
An anthology that helped to elevate the artistic stature of jazz.
Coming soon: a ten-disc set of classic late-1940s bebop.
Drummer Roy Haynes' career reads like a roll-call of jazz history. Hear him with Lester Young, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and others.
Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.
A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.
Struggle, rebirth, and return: Bud Powell biographer Peter Pullman joins us again as we chronicle the final years of pianist Bud Powell.
In the mid-1940s Bud Powell emerged as the leading pianist of bebop, but the personal troubles that would dog him throughout his career were emerging as well.