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Mel Powell

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Mel Powell (born Melvin Epstein, February 12, 1923 in New York City - April 24, 1998 in Valencia, California) was a jazz pianist and serial composer.

Powell started writing arrangements for Benny Goodman by the age of eighteen. After studying at Yale with Paul Hindemith in 1952 he all but gave up jazz for classical composition.

External link

  • Schirmer.com: Powell (http://www.schirmer.com/composers/powell_bio.html)
  • GreenManReview.com (http://www.greenmanreview.com/powell.html) Review of Powell's The Best Things In Life (Vanguard Records, 1999) by Danny Cohen

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