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Seldon Powell

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A veteran tenor saxophonist and flutist, Seldon Powell adjusted and honed his design over time, being flexible plenty of to try out anything from golf swing to very difficult bop and among. He wasn’t the best soloist, most ambitious composer, or most magnificent arranger; he was just a great, consistent participant who survived many adjustments and trends to stay active from your late ’40s before ’90s. Powell was classically been trained in New York, after that worked well briefly with Tabs Smith in 1949 before becoming a member of Lucky Millinder and documenting with him in 1950. Powell is at the armed service in 1950 and 1951, after that became a studio room musician in NY. He worked well and documented with Louis Bellson, Neal Hefti, Friedrich Gulda, Johnny Richards, and Billy Ver Planck within the middle- and past due ’50s. Powell also used Sy Oliver and Erskine Hawkins, and analyzed at Juilliard. He journeyed to European countries with Benny Goodman’s music group in 1958, and worked briefly with Woody Herman. Powell was an employee participant for ABC tv within the ’60s, and in addition played and documented with Buddy High, Bellson, Clark Terry, and Ahmed Abdul-Malik. He do several soul-jazz and pop times in the past due ’60s and early ’70s, included in this a program with Groove Holmes and big-band times support Gato Barbieri and Dizzy Gillespie. Powell was primary soloist in Gerry Mulligan’s 16-piece music group in the JVC Jazz Event in NY in 1987. He documented as a innovator for Roost and Epic.

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Full Name Seldon Powell
Died January 25, 1997, Hempstead, New York, United States
Nationality American
Music Groups Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers
Music Songs Messin', Afro Jazz, One Night Affair, I Want to Be Where You Are, Back Stabbers, Nobody but You, Theme Song: Vienna Discussion, Flintstones, Hackensack, Blue and Sentimental, Push and Pull, Sel's Idea, Body and Soul, Park and Ride, Que Sera Baby, Lolly Gag, Why Was I Born?, Autumn Nocturne, My Confectionary Baby, Ballad 'n Bounce, Fall Leaves, Let Everybody Say Amen, Echoing, I Dream of Summer, My Girl Friday, Last Night in Town, Chevy's Chase, My Dream of Yesterday, Dreamy Melody, The Black Cat, Seedless Grapefruit, The Blame's on You
Albums The Spirit of Charlie Parker, At Birdland, Go First Class - The Complete Roost Sessions, Messin' with Seldon Powell (Digitally Remastered), Seldon Powell (Mono Version), We Paid Our Dues, End Play, Jazz Ain't Nothin' but Soul, Button Nose (Mono Version), Seldon Powell (Remastered 2017)


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Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
For Entertainment Purposes Only 2017 filming
Chris Gets Money 2016 Documentary
Last Pyramid 2015 Documentary short
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story 2015 Documentary director of photography
The Historian 2014 director of photography - as B.S. Powell
Homemakers 2014
Slacker 2011 2011 segment "Kids"

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tower 2016 Documentary camera operator
Barge 2015 Documentary camera operator
A Fighting Chance 2012 TV Short documentary camera operator - as Ben Selden Powell
What It's Like 2011 Short assistant camera

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barge 2015 Documentary
Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier 2013 Documentary short
Savage Tales 2012 Documentary short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barge 2015 Documentary producer
Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier 2013 Documentary short producer
Savage Tales 2012 Documentary short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Slimed 2010 God
Crime Fiction 2007 Gary (voice)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Honorable Mention Ashland Independent Film Festival Best Documentary Barge (2015)
2015 Best Feature Documentary Award Dallas International Film Festival Barge (2015)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Spotlight Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US Barge (2015)
2015 Viewfinders Grand Jury Prize DOC NYC Barge (2015)
2015 Golden Rock Documentary Award Little Rock Film Festival Best Documentary Barge (2015)


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