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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Bud Powell CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Bud Powell albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Bud Powell record collection, Bud Powell CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Bud Powell Biography

Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell (September 27, 1924 ? July 31, 1966 in New York City) was one of the most influential pianists in the history of jazz. Along with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie he was instrumental in the development of bebop, and his virtuosity as a pianist led many to call him "the Charlie Parker of the piano".

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Bud Powell Bio Continued

Powell's grandfather was a flamenco guitarist, and his father was a stride pianist. The family lived in New York City. His older brother William played the trumpet, and by the age of fifteen Powell was playing in his brother's band. Powell had learned classical piano from an early age before becoming interested in jazz, especially Art Tatum and stride pianist James P. Johnson. Younger brother Richie was also an accomplished pianist, as was schoolfriend Elmo Hope. Thelonious Monk was an important early teacher and mentor, and a close friend throughout Powell's life, dedicating the composition "In Walked Bud" to Powell. In the early forties Powell played in a number of bands, including that of Cootie Williams, and in 1944 his first recording date was with Williams's band.

Bud Powell Discography Updated January 2007
Bud Powell Albums

Bud Powell Vinyl & Bud Powell CDs: Studio Recordings

1947 Bud Powell Trio Plays Roulette
1947 My Devotion Jazz Society
1949 The Genius of Bud Powell, Vol. 1 Polygram
1949 The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 Import
1949 The Amazing Bud Powell Blue Note
1950 The Genius of Bud Powell Verve
1950 Bud Powell's Moods Mercury
1950 Bud Powell Trio Roost
1950 Bud Powell Piano Mercury
1951 The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2 Import
1953 In March with Mingus Magic Music
1953 Charles Mingus Trios Jazz Door
1953 Inner Fires Discovery
1953 Bud Powell Trio Fantasy
1953 Autumn Sessions Magic Music
1954 Moods Verve
1954 The Genius of Bud Powell, Vol. 2 Verve
1955 Jazz Original Norgran
1955 The Lonely One Verve
1955 Piano Interpretations by Bud Powell Norgran
1956 Blues in the Closet Verve
1956 Time Was RCA
1956 Strictly Powell RCA
1957 Swingin' with Bud RCA
1957 The Bud! Blue Note
1957 The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 3: Bud! Capitol
1957 Blue Pearl Blue Note
1957 Bud Plays Bird Blue Note
1957 Bud Powell Norgran
1958 Time Waits: The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 4 Blue Note
1958 The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 5: The Scene... Blue Note
1958 The Scene Changes Blue Note
1958 His First New Recordings Since
1959 Bud in Paris Xanadu
1961 A Tribute To Cannonball Columbia/Legac
1962 Budism Steeple Chase
1963 Bud Powell in Paris Warner
1963 Writin' for Duke Mythic Sound
1963 Strictly Confidential Black Lion
1964 Tribute to Thelonious Mythic Sound
1964 The Invisible Cage Black Lion
1964 Holidays in Edenville Mythic Sound
1964 Salt Peanuts Black Lion
1964 The Return of Bud Powell Roulette
1964 Return to Birdland Mythic Sound
1964 Award at Birdland Mythic Sound
1964 Ups and Downs Mainstream


Compilation Bud Powell Records and Bud Powell CD Releases

1944 Early Bud Powell ESP
1944 Early Years of a Genius (1944-1948) Mythic Sound
1945 Shaw Nuff Epm Musique
1947 Complete Blue Note and Roost Recordings Blue Note
1947 Jazz Profile, Vol. 8 Capitol
1947 The Roost Blue Note
1949 Alternate Takes Blue Note
1949 Complete Bud Powell on Verve Polygram
1949 The Complete Bud Powell Blue Note Recordings... Mosaic
1949 The Jazz Legacy of Bud Powell Verve
1953 Burning in the USA (1953-1955) Mythic Sound
1953 The Legacy Jazz Door
1961 A Portrait of Thelonious Sony
1961 Relaxin' at Home (1961-1964) Mythic Sound
1964 Blues for Bouffemont Black Lion
1972 In Paris Discovery
1973 Summer Sessions Magic Music
1987 Bouncing With Bud Storyville
1989 The Best of Bud Powell Blue Note
1993 Compact Jazz: Bud Powell Polygram
1994 The Best of Bud Powell on Verve Polygram
1995 Pianology Moon
1997 Early Birds Pearl
1998 1945-1947 Classics
1998 Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 Blue Note
1998 Genius of Modern Piano: 1947-1957 Giants of Jazz
1998 Ultimate Bud Powell Polygram
1999 Young Bud Indigo
2000 Bud's Bubble: 1944/1947 Epm Musique
2000 Swedish Pastry Steeplechase
2000 The Complete 1946-1949 Roost and Swing... Definitive
2001 1949-1950 Classics
2001 Blue Garden Blues Proper
2001 Bud's Bubble [Proper] Proper
2001 I'll Keep on Loving You Proper
2001 So Sorry Please Proper
2001 Tempus Fugue-It Proper
2002 Just One of Those Things Past Perfect
2002 Live in Lausanne, 1962 Stretch
2002 Paris Sessions Pablo
2002 Swingin' With Bud Japanese
2002 The Definitive Bud Powell Blue Note
2003 Bud Powell Trio
2003 Parisian Thoroughfares Pablo
2004 Bebop Pablo
2004 Mad Bebop Savoy Jazz

Live Bud Powell Vinyl and Bud Powell CD's

1948 New York All Star Sessions Bandstand
1953 Autumn Broadcasts, 1953 ESP
1953 Jazz at Massey Hall, Vol. 1 Original Jazz
1953 Jazz at Massey Hall, Vol. 2 Debut
1953 More Unissued, Vol. 1 Royal Jazz
1953 Spring Broadcasts, 1953 ESP
1953 Summer Broadcasts 1953 ESP
1953 Winter Broadcasts, 1953 ESP
1957 Cookin' at Saint Germain (1957-1959) Mythic Sound
1957 From Birdland (New York City, 1956) Musidisc
1957 Groovin' at the Blue Note (1959-1961) Mythic Sound
1960 The Complete Essen Jazz Festival Concert Black Lion
1961 Blue Note Cafe, Paris ESP
1962 At the Golden Circle, Vol. 1 Steeplechase
1962 At the Golden Circle, Vol. 2 Steeplechase
1962 At the Golden Circle, Vol. 3 Steeplechase
1962 At the Golden Circle, Vol. 4 Steeplechase
1962 At the Golden Circle, Vol. 5 Steeplechase
1962 Bouncing with Bud Mobile
1962 Round Midnight at the Blue Note Dreyfus
1980 Bud Powell Trio at the Golden Circle, Vol. 1 Steeple Chase
1999 Essen Jazz Festival 1201 Music
2000 Lausanne, 1962 Naked City
2002 New York: 1944-1949

Bud Powell Music CD Appearances

Dexter Gordon
Dexter Gordon & Fats... Gone with the Wind (1943) Piano
Dexter Rides Again (1945) Piano
Ballads (1961) Piano
Complete Blue Note Sixties... (1961) Piano
Our Man in Paris (1963) Piano
1943-1946 (1997) Piano
Dexter Gordon & Wardell... Bebop Masters (1997) Piano
1944-1946, Vol. 2 (1998) Piano
Jazz Profile (1998) Piano
Settin' the Pace (1998) Piano
Dexter Gordon & Wardell... With Wardell Gray (1999) Piano
1943-1947 (1999) Piano
Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes (1999) Piano
Settin' the Pace (2001) Piano
Chase (2001) Piano
Timeless Dexter Gordon (2003) Piano
Classic Blue Note Recordings (2003) Piano
Our Man in Paris (2003) Piano
Timeless Dexter Gordon (2003) Piano
Dexter Digs In: The Young Dexter Gordon (2005) Piano

Charlie Parker
Best of the Complete Savoy and... (1944) Piano
Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 2 (1945) Piano
Complete Savoy Sessions (1945) Piano
Charlie Parker Story (1945) Piano
Genius of Charlie Parker (1945) Piano
Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate... (1945) Piano
Bebop and Bird, Vol. 2 (1946) Piano
Bird of Paradise (1946) Piano
Immortal Charlie Parker, Vol. 2 (1947) Piano
Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1 (1947) Piano
Sessions Live, Vol. 1 (1948) Piano
Bird Charlie Parker: 1949 Concert... (1949) Piano
Charlie Parker & Stars of Modern... (1949) Piano
Charlie Parker Quartet Genius of Charlie Parker, Vol. 3:... (1949) Piano
Bird You Never Heard (1950) Piano
Jazz at Massey Hall (1953) Piano
Immortal Charlie Parker (1991) Piano
Charlie Parker, Vol. 2: 1949-1953 (1991) Piano
Charlie Parker And Dizzy... Bird Meets Diz (1995) Piano
Bebop & Bird, Vol. 1 (1995) Piano
Bird at Birdland (1995) Piano
Bird of Paradise, Vol. 1 (1995) Piano
Immortal Sessions, Vol. 2 (1996) Piano
1944-1948, Vol. 2 (1997) Piano
At Birdland (1998) Piano
1945-1953 (1999) Piano
1945-1947 (1999) Piano
Parker's Mood (2000) Piano
Bird of Paradise (2000) Piano
At Birdland, Vol. 1 (2000) Piano
Complete Savoy Masters (2000) Piano
At Birdland, Vol. 2 (2000) Piano
Complete Savoy and Dial Studio... (2000) Piano
Best of the Bird, Vol. 2 (2000) Piano
At the Open Door (2000) Piano
Anthology (2000) Piano
Savoy Recordings, Vol. 2 (2001) Piano
At Café Society Downtown and... (2001) Piano
Alternative Takes, Vol. 2: 1947 (2001) Piano
Timeless (2002) Piano
Burnin' Bird (2002) Piano
Complete Savoy and Dial Studio... (2002) Piano
Quintets: 1945-51 (2002) Piano
Complete Savoy and Dial Master... (2002) Piano
New York Anthology 1950-1954 (2003) Piano
Immortal (2003) Piano
Charlie Parker: A Studio Chronicle (2003) Piano
Charlie Parker/Miles Davis Birdsong (2004) Piano
Bird's Eyes, Vol. 23 Piano
Bird's Eyes, Vol. 24 Piano
Bird's Eyes: Last Unissued, Vol. 8 Piano
Birdsong (2004) Piano
Complete Jazz at Massey Hall (2004) Piano
Genius of Charlie Parker 2CD (2005) Piano
Liveology (2005) Piano
Very Best of the Dial Years (2005) Piano

Other Bud Powell Compact Disc Appearances

Pearl Bailey 1944-1947 (2002) Piano
Art Blakey & The Jazz... Paris Jam Session (1959) Piano, Performer
Don Byas Tribute to Cannonball (1961) Piano, Performer
Kenny Clarke 1946-1948 (2001) Piano
Miles Davis Evolution of a Genius (1988) Piano
Miles Davis Early Years, Vol. 1: 1945-1947 (1998) Piano
Miles Davis Milestones (1999) Piano
Miles Davis & Charlie... Birth of Bop (1999) Piano
Miles Davis Milestones (1999) Piano
Miles Davis Complete Savoy and Dial Recordings (2000) Piano
Miles Davis Ken Burns Jazz (2000) Piano
Kenny Dorham Kenny Dorham Quintet (1953) Piano
Kenny Dorham Blues in Be Bop (1998) Piano
Allen Eager In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee, 1947... (2003) Piano
George Gershwin Blue Gershwin (1992) Piano
Stan Getz Opus de Bop (1945) Piano
Dizzy Gillespie Oo Bop (1945) Piano
Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best of... (1950) Piano
Dizzy Gillespie w/ Bud... Dizzy Gillespie and the Double Six (1963) Piano
Dizzy Gillespie Absolutely the Best (2000) Piano
Coleman Hawkins Masters of Jazz, Vol. 12 (1954) Piano
J.J Johnson & Jazz... J. J. Johnson's Jazz Quintets (1946) Piano
J.J. Johnson Savoy Prestige and Sensation:... (2001) Piano
J.J. Johnson 1946-1949 (2001) Piano

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