Leon Greening Trio plays the music of Bud Powell

Leon Greening Trio plays the music of Bud Powell

Leon Greening Trio plays the music of Bud Powell

Selected performance:
Monday 17th June

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Part of Alex Garnett's MONDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT Series

“Greening on Powell”

Featuring:
Leon Greening – Piano
Dave Chamberlain – Bass
Steve Brown – Drums

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Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell was an American jazz pianist who along with Charlie Parker, Monk, and Dizzy Gillespie was a leading figure in the development of modern jazz, or bebop.  . Though Thelonious Monk was a close friend and influence, his greatest piano influence was Art Tatum. His virtuosity led many to call him the Charlie Parker of the piano but he was a pioneer in his own right. Powell was also a composer, and many jazz critics credit his works and his playing as having "greatly extended the range of jazz harmony." Leon Greening has made a name for himself as a brilliant jazz pianist who is among the best on the British jazz scene. Inspired by his predecessors Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell, Vic Feldman and Dudley Moore, his melodic, post-bebop playing is of the highest calibre. 

He has some redoubtable companions to work with. Bassist Dave Chamberlain has performed widely in Europe and the UK, and is one of the most sought-after bass players around. Immensely talented drummer Steve Brown is well established, and brings to any band a sense of relaxation with his impeccable time keeping.

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