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The Fruit

Composer Bud Powell    (click to list other tunes)
Submitted by David Luebbert
Posted 1/18/03; 1:05:47 PM
Msg# 3407 (top msg in thread)
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Chord progression of Bud Powell's The Fruit. This fast bebop song has a very cheerful, incredibly complicated melody. Bud Powell was a mentally tortured man who had apparently suffered brain damage and periodically spent time in mental hospitals.

I believe the title comes from the epithet ("That Fruit!") which was occasionally aimed in Powell's direction because of his mental condition. He used it to title a tune that displayed his incredible musical gifts.

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Last update: Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 1:05 PM.