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Mel Powell

p, 1923-1998 US, The Bronx
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Melvin Epstein Shoeless Joe Jackson W. (13)

American jazz pianist and composer of classical music, born February 12, 1923, New York City, died April 24, 1998, Sherman Oaks, California. Credited also for writing liner notes. He was married to Martha Scott.

  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Stompin' At The Savoy on It's Been So Long by Mel Powell
Makin' Whoopie on It's Been So Long by Mel Powell
Homage to Debussy on I Love a Piano by Teddy Wilson, Mel Powell & Mary Lou Williams
Beale Street Blues on The Best Things In Life by Mel Powell
Don't Blame Me on I Love a Piano by Teddy Wilson, Mel Powell & Mary Lou Williams
For Miss Blanc on I Love a Piano by Teddy Wilson, Mel Powell & Mary Lou Williams
Homage to Fats on I Love a Piano by Teddy Wilson, Mel Powell & Mary Lou Williams
You Go To My Head on Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions by Various Artists
How High the Moon - Live on Long Way Home by Mel Powell & Charlie Shavers
Easy Swing on The Best Things In Life by Mel Powell

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Four Classic Albums PlusMel Powell2012Compil.
Piano ProdigyMel Powell2003Compil.
SettingsMel Powell - The California E.A.R. Unit2003Album
The Best Things In LifeMel Powell1999Compil.
It's Been So LongMel Powell1999Compil.
Two Cats & A MouseMel Powell - Joe Sullivan - Mary Lou Williams1999Compil.
New Music With Guitar, Vol. 5Mel Powell, Milton Babbitt, John Anthony Lennon, Mario Davidovsky, Roger Reynolds, Tom Flaherty — Anderson/Fader Duo • Elgart/Yates Duo • David Starobin • Todd Seelye • SMU Meadows Symphony Orchestra • David Milnes1993Compil.
Contemporary American Piano TriosAndrew Imbrie • Seymour Shifrin • John Harbison • Mel Powell, The Francesco Trio1993Album
Works By Bresnik, Powell, Roseman, ShapeyNew York Woodwind Quintet / Martin Bresnick, Mel Powell, Ronald Roseman, Ralph Shapey1991Album
Three American String QuartetsElliott Carter, Milton Babbitt, Mel Powell - The Composers Quartet1990Album
The Return Of Mel Powell (Live Aboard The S/S Norway)Mel Powell1989Album
Six Recent WorksMel Powell1988Album
Piano Forte - Mel Powell And His Uptown Hall GangMel Powell1985Album
The Unavailable Mel PowellMel Powell1983Compil.
A Solo Requiem / Haiku Settings • Filigree Setting • Three Synthesizer SettingsMilton Babbitt, Mel Powell1981Album
String Quartet No. 2 Op. 10 / Little Companion PiecesArnold Schoenberg, Mel Powell, The Sequoia String Quartet1980Album
The World Is WaitingMel Powell, Joe Bushkin1979Album
The World Is Waiting 1942-1946Mel Powell, Joe Bushkin1979Compil.
Paris 1945Django Reinhardt With The Glenn Miller's All Stars, The Ray McKinley Trio, Mel Powell1968Album
Music For Electronic & Older InstrumentsMel Powell / Vladimir Ussachevsky / Otto Luening1968Album
Music Of Mel Powell & Milton BabbittMel Powell / Milton Babbitt1961Album
I Love A PianoTeddy Wilson, Mel Powell, Mary Lou Williams1955Compil.
Classics In JazzMel Powell1955Single
Out On A LimbMel Powell1955Album
Cookin' One Up / When A Woman Loves A ManMel Powell1948Album
Anything Goes / That Old Black MagicMel Powell1948Album
Hommage A Fatts Waller / Hommage A DebussyMel Powell1945Album
The ImpeccableMel PowellSingle
My Guy's Come BackGlenn Miller's Uptown Hall Gang Led By Mel Powell With Peanuts Hucko And Beryl DavisCompil.
Chamber MusicMel PowellAlbum
Dixieland ClassicsMel Powell, Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra, Eddie CondonCompil.
For Miss Black / Don't Blame MeMel PowellAlbum
Jazzmen In Uniform (Paris 1945)Ray McKinley, Bernie Privin, Peanuts Hucko, Mel Powell, Carmen Mastren, Joe ShulmanAlbum
Six Classic AlbumsMel PowellCompil.
Mel Powell On PianoMel PowellAlbum
You Go To My Head / There's A Small HotelMel PowellAlbum
Mel Powell On PianoMel PowellAlbum
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