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Mel Powell

About Mel Powell

Mel Powell's piano playing was just as tasty as his big band arrangements. A swift and agile musician, Powell's mainstream jazz recordings from the 1940s and '50s display how well traditional Swing and Bop musicians got on together. He was also a modern classical composer, but this work has not been reissued. Any Benny Goodman album he plays on is worth picking up.

Listen toMel Powellon Rhapsody

Mel Powell's piano playing was just as tasty as his big band arrangements. A swift and agile musician, Powell's mainstream jazz recordings from the 1940s and '50s display how well traditional Swing and Bop musicians got on together. He was also a modern classical composer, but this work has not been reissued. Any Benny Goodman album he plays on is worth picking up.

About Mel Powell

Mel Powell's piano playing was just as tasty as his big band arrangements. A swift and agile musician, Powell's mainstream jazz recordings from the 1940s and '50s display how well traditional Swing and Bop musicians got on together. He was also a modern classical composer, but this work has not been reissued. Any Benny Goodman album he plays on is worth picking up.

About Mel Powell

Mel Powell's piano playing was just as tasty as his big band arrangements. A swift and agile musician, Powell's mainstream jazz recordings from the 1940s and '50s display how well traditional Swing and Bop musicians got on together. He was also a modern classical composer, but this work has not been reissued. Any Benny Goodman album he plays on is worth picking up.