performer is interpret a tune in a different way and never play a same composition exactly two times that it depends on the performer's mood and experience.Throughout the decades, jazz music history has seen a significant evolution in style, technique and in characteristics. One of the general characteristics of jazz style we are going to be focusing on is Bebop. Despite its rather short lifespan, it became a key influence for every style that came after it. Bebop focuses mainly on improvisation, group structure, and harmony throughout jazz for decades. The best-known musicians of the bebop era are still regarded as some of the finest jazz musicians to ever take the stage and one the well know bebop pianist is Bod Powell.
Jazz Musician: Bud Powell Trio“Night in Tunisia” May 1, 1951Bud Powell, Curly Russell, Max RoachIndividual stylistic characteristics Bud Powell is one of the most influential jazz pianists of all time, and the first pianist to start to try different things with the bebop style. His style originated from the famous jazz horn players of the time, Charlie Parker, who he worked with several times and someone he competed with constantly. Growing up in New York, Powell was encompassed by jazz, even as he sought after traditional piano studies. What's more, he, as well, partook in the Minton House sticks session's while still in his teens. He is often referred to as one of the fathers of modern jazz piano due to his unique and influential musical style. Not only he was one of the
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