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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.