Knowledge Identifier: +Bud_Powell
His tenure with Williams was terminated one night in January 1945, when he got separated from the band after a Philadelphia dance engagement and was apprehended, drunk, by railroad police inside a station.
It is generally agreed that from 1949 through 1953 Powell made his best recordings, most of which were for Alfred Lion of Blue Note Records and for Norman Granz of Mercury, Norgran, and Clef.
Sonny Rollins - J. Johnson and Bud Powell what would later be called "hard bop", with Miles Davis in 1951, with the Modern Jazz Quartet and with Thelonious Monk in 1953, but the breakthrough arrived in 1954 when he recorded his famous compositions "Oleo" "Airegin" and "Doxy" with a quintet led by Davis.
George Duvivier - He was Bud Powell's bassist in the year of 1953, during the monumental sessions for "The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2", for which he contributed arrangements
In 1956, his brother Richie was killed in a car crash alongside Clifford Brown.
After several further spells in hospital, Powell moved to Paris in 1959, in the company of Altevia "Buttercup" Edwards, whom he'd met after an incarceration in 1954.
In 1963, Powell contracted tuberculosis, and the following year returned to New York with Paudras for a return engagement at Birdland.