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]

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]

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)  

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 - A World Of Piano (1961)  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 11, 2007
Phineas Newborn - A World Of Piano (1961)

Phineas Newborn - A World Of Piano (1961)
Jazz | MP3 | 320Kbps | 91,2 MB | Covers
Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)

"Whoa!?! Where have I been? Who the @#!! is Phineas Newborn JR? What a monster! And I thought I was hip to jazz. Fantastic blur-speed chops and clean as a whistle. This is the smokingest version of Oleo I've ever heard."

Phineas Newborn - C Jam Blues (1986)  Music

Posted by phineas at Oct. 27, 2007
Phineas Newborn - C Jam Blues (1986)

Phineas Newborn - C Jam Blues (1986)
Jazz | Mp3 | 256Kbps | 70MB
Phineas Newborn Jr. (Piano), Marvin Smith (Drums ), Ray Brown ( Bass )

Phineas Newborn - Plays Jamaica (1957)  

Posted by phineas at Oct. 27, 2007
Phineas Newborn - Plays Jamaica (1957)

Phineas Newborn - Plays Jamaica (1957)
Jazz | Mp3 | 256Kbps | 70 MB

Ernie Royal (tp) Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Sahib Shihab (as, bars, cl, bcl) Jerome Richardson (ts, fl) Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Les Spann (g) George Duvivier (b) Osie Johnson (d) Francisco Pozo, Willie Rodriguez (per)
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 - The Great Jazz Piano (1961) -- links updated

Phineas Newborn - The Great Jazz Piano (1961)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 97,7MB + 14,9MB | Covers

Phineas Newborn Jr., piano Sam Jones bass, Louis Hayes drums, Leroy Vinnegar bass, Milt Turner drums