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Bud Powell

Born: 
09/27/1924
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Died: 
07/31/1966
Years Active: 
1944-1965
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Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell was an American jazz pianist who, along with Thelonious Monk, has been described as one of the two most significant pianists of bop. His virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him "the Charlie Parker of the piano".