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most underrated pianist

It is just amazing to me how Phineas never became a household name like Oscar Peterson. For my money this guy is so much more interesting. It's as if Phineas was shut out of receiving the accolades that he surely deserves. I wonder what would have happened if Norman Granz would have heard of Phineas instead of Oscar just how different the jazz piano landscape would be today.

Biography

Born: December 14, 1931 in Whiteville, TN

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

One of the most technically skilled and brilliant pianists in jazz during his prime, Phineas Newborn remains a bit of a mystery. Plagued by mental and physical problems of unknown origin, Newborn faded from the scene in the mid-'60s, only to re-emerge at irregular intervals throughout his life. Newborn could be compared to Oscar Peterson in that his bop-based style was largely unclassifiable, his technique was phenomenal, and he was very capable of enthralling an audience playing a full song with...
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Here Is Phineas, Phineas Newborn Jr.
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  • $7.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop
  • Released: 1958

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