Bud Powell’s “Get Happy” Lick (LOTW #220)

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Bud Powell inspired many pianists of future generations with his innovations of the bebop style. His long, virtuosic runs set a new standard for modern jazz piano playing in the 1950’s. In this excerpt from “Get Happy,” we hear Bud execute an unusual lick which lays well in the hands. You may hear similar patterns such as this played by Chick Corea and other contemporary jazz pianists.

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Sterling Cozza

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