Annotation

Label: Discovery - Catalog #: CD 71007 - Format: CD/? - Rel: 1993 (USA)
Label: Collectables - Catalog #: 6740 - UPC: 090431674024 - Format: CD - Rel: 2005 - Omit: #12
Recording Date: 1953/04/05
Location: Club Kavakos, Washington, DC
Additional:
A very interesting Powell record, first issued 30 years after it was recorded, featuring trio live sessions.
Additionally, the last track present two rare Powell interviews recorded in France, one of which while Powell was in a french sanatorium, healing from lung disease.
Be very careful though, as the late Collectables reissue doesn't have the interviews, whatever Amazon says.

Annotation last modified on 2007-04-09 21:54 UTC.

Tracklist

Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
1 I Want to Be Happy 3:40
2 Somebody Loves Me 3:46
3 Nice Work If You Can Get It 3:15
4 Salt Peanuts 9:04
5 Conception 3:18
6 Lullaby of Birdland 1:49
7 Little Willie Leaps 7:05
8 Hallelujah 4:20
9 Lullaby of Birdland (alternate take) 2:43
10 Sure Thing 1:51
11 Woody 'n' You 7:58
12 [interviews with Bud Powell] 4:51

Credits

Vinyl 1

composer:
Miles Davis (jazz trumpeter, bandleader, songwriter) (track 7)
Dizzy Gillespie (track 11)
Bud Powell (track 10)
George Shearing (tracks 6, 9)
Vincent Youmans (track 1)
Irving Caesar (track 1)
George Gershwin (composer) (1924) (track 2)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 3)
lyricist:
Irving Caesar (track 1)
Buddy DeSylva (track 2)
B. Y. Forster (pseudonym of George David Weiss) (tracks 6, 9)
Ballard MacDonald (track 2)
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 3)
writer:
Kenny Clarke (track 4)
Dizzy Gillespie (track 4)
publisher:
Good Music Limited (tracks 6, 9)
Universal Music Corp. (USA, affiliated with ASCAP) (track 4)
Gershwin Publishing Corp (1937) (track 3)
arrangements:
Somebody Loves Me (for piano solo) (track 2)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
La Légende du pays aux oiseaux (French lyric version of "Lullaby of Birdland") (tracks 6, 9)
live instrumental recording of:
I Want to Be Happy (1953-04-05) (track 1)
Lullaby of Birdland (George Shearing/George David Weiss (as B. Y. Forster) jazz standard) (1953-04-05) (tracks 6, 9)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (1953-04-05) (track 3)
Somebody Loves Me (1953-04-05) (track 2)
live recording of:
Little Willie Leaps (1953-04-05) (track 7)
Salt Peanuts (1953-04-05) (track 4)
Sure Thing (1953-04-05) (track 10)
Woody 'n' You (1953-04-05) (track 11)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 3)
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:

Release

double bass:Charles Mingus (on 1953-04-05)
drums (drum set):Roy Haynes (American jazz drummer and bandleader) (on 1953-04-05)
piano:Bud Powell (on 1953-04-05)