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on 23 July 1998
A worthy account of Paudras'relationship with Bud Powell. The under appreciated Powell is lionized with often tender accounts of Powell's battle with mental illness and alcohol. Paudras account of the time they spent in Paris is an insiders view of the American jazz scene of the late 50's and early 60's. To understand Powell, one must be familiar with his recordings. The fine line of madness Powell walked is not evident until the music is heard. Paudras' bitterness towards Powell's contemporaries is evident throughout the book. One feels that Paudras did not deal with Powell's ability to manipulate him (Paudras) into serving as Bud's "caretaker", thus releaving Powell of any responsibility for his actions. A wothwhile read.
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on 26 September 1998
Precioso, comovente, generoso, revoltante... este é um livro para quem ama sinceramente o Jazz. Sem preciosismos críticos ou rigores bio-discográficos, Francis Paudras deixa-nos um apaixonante e definitivo retrato da trágica vida de Bud Powell, talvez o mais genial pianista que o Jazz conheceu...
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on 24 February 2015
Could not of been improved, had everything you would want to know about him, very informative, could not put it down.
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