Question of the Day
Yesterday, we asked: Under the tutelage of Thelonious Monk, this pianist helped define the role of piano in bebop and became renowned for his accuracy at fast tempos and intricate melodic lines that rivaled those of Charlie Parker. Who was it?
Answer: Bud Powell
Congrats to David Daniel, who was first to tweet the correct answer. We also have a few honorable mentions, including John Wall, who added, “Bud Powell. As in ‘In Walked Bud,’" Mark Harper, who tweeted, “Tragic figure Bud Powell,” and Craig Pittman, who included a link to this “fine example” of Powell's playing.
Your question of the day for today is…Brad Pitt famously fell in love with Angelina Jolie on the set of the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but things might have turned out very differently. What singer auditioned for the part of Jane Smith?
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