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The Music of Earl “Bud” Powell & Earl “Fatha” Hines

by Gary S.

The last show of the season for the Hall of Fame Series, Jazz at Lincoln Center, was performed for BudPowell-Hines-Tickettwo nights at the Rose Theater, the Music of Earl “Bud” Powell and Earl “Fatha” Hines.

The group was lead by Pianist Marcus Robert and featuring trumpeters Marcus Printup and Alphonso Horne, trombonist Ron Westray, saxophonist Ted Nash, tenor saxophonists Stephen Riley and Ricardo Pascal, bassist Rodney Jordan, and drummer Jason Marsalis.

Earl “Fatha” Hines played with Louis Armstrong and was able to play a “trumpet-style” piano that adapted Satchmo’s sound. Earl “Bud” Powell was the first pianist to take Charlie Parker’s sound and adapt it to the piano.

The evening was a selection of songs that were arranged mostly by Marcus Robert and preformed splendidly by assemble group of musicians. One of the outstanding solos was by Alphonso Horne, he graduated last year from Florida State University and a trumpeter to be watched. It was an excellent evening of music. A little note, the Jazz performances are recorded and can be heard on Sirius/XM radio Real Jazz/Classic Jazz.


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