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Album Review

David "Fathead" Newman is in top form throughout this straight-ahead jazz set, playing tenor sax on four of the seven numbers, flute on two, and alto on "Willow Weep for Me." Newman is assisted by pianist John Hicks, bassist Steve Novosel, drummer Winard Harper, and, on three numbers, trombonist Steve Turre and percussionist Steve Kroon. In addition to "Willow," the group performs two originals apiece by Newman and O'Donel Levy and songs by Hicks and Turre. The music is mostly soulful hard bop and quite well played.


Born: 24 February 1933 in Corsicana, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

As a teenager, David Newman played professionally around Dallas and Fort Worth with Charlie Parker's mentor, Buster Smith, and also with Ornette Coleman in a band led by tenor saxophonist Red Connors. In the early '50s, Newman worked locally with such R&B musicians as Lowell Fulson and T-Bone Walker. In 1952, Newman formed his longest-lasting and most important musical association with Ray Charles, who had played piano in Fulson's group. Newman stayed with Charles' band from 1954-1964, while concurrently...
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Keep the Spirits Singing, David "Fathead" Newman
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  • 6,93 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 15 January 2001

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