“Inner Fires” is an album of previously unreleased live tracks recorded at the Club Kavakos in Washington DC in 1953 of a trio led by pianist Bud Powell featuring Charles Mingus and Roy Haynes.
Spring must have really been in the air when these live recordings were made (April 5, 1953) by Powell and his trio: there’s an exuberant spirit afloat as if the musicians were celebrating something special. Drummer Roy Haynes is particularly on fire, not just dropping bombs like any bebop drummer would – his are atom bombs!
Original Issue. Original Label. LP. Musician E1 60030. NM*****