Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry Of Phineas Newborn Jr.) (1956)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Atlantic/WEA | # 8122-79688-8 (WPCR-27034)

Other than two numbers cut for the Progressive label in Houston a couple years earlier (and thus far never reissued), this Atlantic session (put out as a Koch CD in 1999) was the recording debut for the remarkable Phineas Newborn. The 24-year-old pianist's playing on this trio/quartet date with bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke (and occasionally guitarist Calvin Newborn) is virtuosic to say the least, on Oscar Peterson's level if not Art Tatum's. Newborn rips through the repertoire (which is highlighted by "Barbados," "Celia," "Daahoud," and "Afternoon in Paris"); try to tap your foot to "Celia" without breaking your ankle! In the liner notes, George Wein faults Newborn's tendency to double time the ballads, and some listeners may shake their heads at his constant outpouring of technically impossible runs (those speedy octaves are ridiculous) – but if one has chops on this level, one should feel free to display them. This is a dazzling debut from an ill-fated but classic pianist, and this CD is a gem.

Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Here Is Phineas (1956) [KOC-CD-8540]  Music

Posted by Sartre at May 15, 2013
Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Here Is Phineas (1956) [KOC-CD-8540]

Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Here Is Phineas (1956) [KOC-CD-8540]
1999 | Jazz | EAC Rip | Lossless FLAC (Tracks)+Log+Cue+Covers -> 213MB | Uploaded/1Fichier

Other than two numbers cut for the Progressive label in Houston a couple years earlier (and thus far never reissued), this Atlantic session (put out as a Koch CD in 1999) was the recording debut for the remarkable Phineas Newborn. The 24-year-old pianist's playing on this trio/quartet date with bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke (and occasionally guitarist Calvin Newborn) is virtuosic to say the least, on Oscar Peterson's level if not Art Tatum's. Newborn rips through the repertoire (which is highlighted by "Barbados," "Celia," "Daahoud," and "Afternoon in Paris"); try to tap your foot to "Celia" without breaking your ankle!

Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Harlem Blues (1969) [XRCD2 VICJ-60374]  Music

Posted by Sartre at April 30, 2011
Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Harlem Blues (1969) [XRCD2 VICJ-60374]

Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Harlem Blues (1969) [XRCD2 VICJ-60374]
2004 | Jazz | EAC Rip | Lossless FLAC+Log+Cue -> 213MB | 300dpi Covers | Filepost+1Fichier+RS

From his emergence in the mid-1950s, Phineas Newborn was one of the most technically brilliant two-handed pianists who ever played jazz. Belonging to a virtuoso lineage that included Art Tatum and Bud Powell, he regularly inspired comparison with Oscar Peterson. Harlem Blues was recorded in 1969, when Newborn had been out of the studios for some years, and he's joined by the dynamic team of Ray Brown on bass and Elvin Jones on drums, stellar accompanists who stoke Newborn's singular fire on the title tune, a brash up-date of stride and boogie-woogie, and on a hard-swinging version of Horace Silver's "Cookin' at the Continental."

Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Harlem Blues (XRCD2 Supermaster)  Music

Posted by VanPelten at May 12, 2009
Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Harlem Blues (XRCD2 Supermaster)

Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Harlem Blues (XRCD2 Supermaster)
Jazz | 1969/2004 (JVC-XRCD2) | Ape | EAC Log + Cue | HQ Full Scans | 220mb

Phineas Newborn - The Newborn Touch (1964)  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 21, 2007
Phineas Newborn - The Newborn Touch (1964)

Phineas Newborn - The Newborn Touch (1964)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 97,7MB + 5MB
Phineas Newborn Jr., piano, Leroy Vinnegar, bass, Frank Butler, drums

This CD reissue adds an alternate take and an unissued selection to the original program. Pianist Phineas Newborn's only recording of the 1963-68 period, the trio outing with bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Frank Butler, finds Newborn's virtuosic style unchanged from the late '50s. As is usual on his Contemporary recordings, the pianist explores superior jazz compositions, in this case interpreting a song apiece by Benny Carter, Russ Freeman, Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper, Ornette Coleman ("The Blessing"), Carl Perkins, Frank Rosolino, Leroy Vinnegar, Jimmy Woods and Barney Kessel. Newborn's remarkable control of the piano was still unimpaired, and he is heard giving Oscar Peterson a run for his money.
Scott Yanow

Phineas Newborn - While My Lady Sleeps (1957)  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 18, 2007
Phineas Newborn - While My Lady Sleeps (1957)

Phineas Newborn - While My Lady Sleeps (1957)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 97,7MB + 42,3MB

This CD reissue is mostly comprised of a 1957 set featuring the virtuosic pianist Phineas Newborn backed by a string orchestra led by Dennis Farnon. Although not as vital as his usual trio dates and Farnon's string arrangements are not too inspiring, the music is pleasing and finds Newborn in his early prime. Particularly noteworthy are his versions of Eddie Miller's "Lazy Mood," "While My Lady Sleeps" and "Bali Hati." Also on this set are three quartet numbers and an unaccompanied rendition of "What's New" from the RCA album Fabulous Phineas.
Scott Yanow

Phineas Newborn - Fabulous Phineas (1958) -- links updated  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 17, 2007
Phineas Newborn - Fabulous Phineas (1958)   -- links updated

Phineas Newborn - Fabulous Phineas (1958)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 97,7MB | Covers

Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Calvin Newborn (g) George Joyner (b) Denzil Best (d)

Phineas Newborn - Phineas' Rainbow (1956)  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 15, 2007
Phineas Newborn - Phineas' Rainbow (1956)

Phineas Newborn - Phineas' Rainbow (1956)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 97,7MB + 14,9MB | Covers
Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Calvin Newborn (g) George Joyner (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)
Recorded between October 16, 1956 and October 22, 1956. Originally released on RCA (LPM 1421). Includes liner notes by Bill Coss.

Phineas Newborn - Here is Phineas (1956)  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 14, 2007
Phineas Newborn - Here is Phineas (1956)

Phineas Newborn - Here is Phineas (1956)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 87MB | Covers
Phineas Newborn piano; Oscar Pettiford bass; Kenny Clarke drums; Calvin Newborn guitar

In the mid-fiftees, word had been getting around the jazz circles of New York City about the "discovery" of a 24 year old musical phenon. In fact, Phineas Newborn, Jr. had been playing professionally in and around Memphis since his teens. The word on the East coast streets was that he could play faster than just about anyone with an incredible command of the keyboard.
Robert Burko

Phineas Newborn - Harlem Blues (1969)  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 12, 2007
Phineas Newborn - Harlem Blues (1969)

Phineas Newborn - Harlem Blues (1969)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 90,4MB | Covers
Phineas Newborn (p), Ray Brown (b), Elvin Jones (dr)

When the names of the great jazz pianists are bandied about, one name rarely, if ever mentioned, is that of Phineas Newborn, Jr. And that, from the evidence of this disc, is tragedy. Newborn had as much talent and imagination (and when able, mental agility) as anyone this side of Art Tatum. As a matter of fact, a case could be made that the only contemporary of Newborn’s who could be said to be his equal would be Oscar Peterson (who is as widely known as Newborn is neglected). It’s unfortunate that Newborn never had all that many opportunities to showcase his tremendous talent, due to physical and mental problems that precluded his doing much recording. His legacy consists of a mere handful of albums.