Powell resumed playing in Manhattan immediately upon his release, in demand by various small-group leaders for nightclub engagements in the increasingly integrated midtown scene.  His 1945–46 recordings, many as the result of his sudden visibility on the club scene, were for Frank Socolow , Sarah Vaughan , Dexter Gordon , J. J. Johnson , Sonny Stitt , Fats Navarro , and Kenny Clarke .  Powell quickly gained a reputation as an excellent sight-reader, and for his ability to play at fast tempos. His percussive punctuation of certain phrases, as well as his predilection for speed, showed the influence of Parker and other modern horn soloists. [ citation needed ] " Bebop in Pastel " (soon to be known as "Bouncing with Bud") was first recorded on August 23, 1946  and became a jazz standard.
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