By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene

If you were to ask most casual jazz fans to name the most important pianist of the fifties, it would inevitably be Thelonious Monk.  Yet although the jazz pianists may agree, they would also name the bebop giant Bud Powell as the major contender as he had a profound influence on the next generation of giants – Bill EvansMcCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. Read this review here.


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