Sixty years ago this week, during the first week of 1962, Bud Powell was in Paris stealing drinks. As author Peter Pullman writes in his biography, Wail: The Life of Bud Powell, the pianist was at the Blue Note resorting to an old bar trick. Between sets, he’d quietly approach someone else’s drink, stealthily snatch the glass off a table, down its contents and return the glass to where it had stood…

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