MEL POWELL

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Born: February 12, 1923 in New York City, New York Died: April 24, 1998 in Los Angeles, California

Mel Powell made his initial reputation as a jazz pianist and arranger, notably with the Benny Goodman band, but spent much of his life teaching classical composition and composing his own work in serial forms.

Powell was born Melvin Epstein to Russian Jewish parents in a house overlooking Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, a proximity which fed his early love of baseball. He showed an equally strong interest in music, however, and a precocious talent for the piano. A hand injury while playing baseball eventually forced him to choose, and music won out.

His older brother introduced him to jazz in the mid-30s, and took him to his first jazz concert, featuring the Benny Goodman Band at the Paramount Theatre on Broadway, in 1936. He told The New
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Six Classic AlbumsSix Classic Albums
Imports 2013
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Return of Mel PowellReturn of Mel Powell
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Chiaroscuro Records 1995
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MEL POWELL Mel Powell Septet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Powell Septet
Swing 1953
MEL POWELL Borderline album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Borderline
Swing 1955
MEL POWELL The Mel Powell Bandstand album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mel Powell Bandstand
Swing 1955
MEL POWELL Thigamagig album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thigamagig
Swing 1955
MEL POWELL Out On A Limb album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Out On A Limb
Swing 1956
MEL POWELL Bouquet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bouquet
Swing 1980
MEL POWELL The California E.A.R. Unit ‎– Settings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The California E.A.R. Unit ‎– Settings
Third Stream 2003

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MEL POWELL Mel Powell / Milton Babbitt ‎: Music Of Mel Powell & Milton Babbitt album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Powell / Milton Babbitt ‎: Music Of Mel Powell & Milton Babbitt
Third Stream 1961

MEL POWELL live albums

MEL POWELL Mel Powell And His All-Stars : Jam Session At Carnegie Hall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mel Powell And His All-Stars : Jam Session At Carnegie Hall
Swing 1954
MEL POWELL The Return of Mel Powell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Return of Mel Powell
Swing 1987

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MEL POWELL Duplicates / Setting / Modules album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Duplicates / Setting / Modules
Swing 1993
MEL POWELL It's Been So Long album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It's Been So Long
Swing 1999
MEL POWELL Four Classic Albums Plus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Four Classic Albums Plus
Swing 2012

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