The Jazz Show Episode March 17, 2014

Broadcast on 17-Mar-2014

9:00pm - 11:59pm

"The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr".

There are really few words to describe the musical genius of Phineas Newborn Jr. He was born in Memphis on December 14, 1931 and died at age 57 in 1989. He could play a variety of instruments besides the piano....bass, drums, trumpet, tenor saxophone but it is genius at the piano that will give Mr. Newborn his place in Jazz History. Newborn had it all, touch, he made the piano ring with beauty, he used space and yet could make blindingly fast double octave runs and had a knack for re-harminizing tunes instantly like Art Tatum. Newborn's idols were, Tatum, Peterson and Bud Powell but he forged his own way and his own distinctive style. Intermittent mental illness forced him many times during his career to enter hospitals to recover so he was off and on the scene. This was a detriment to his fame, career and recognition and ultimately his early
demise. Newborn deserves a place of honour like his idols because he was on their level. Tonight's Feature is a productive recording session from 1961 with top-grade Newborn and a deluxe rhythm section with Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums. 6 Jazz standards are explored plus 2 Newborn originals.This will give anyone an idea of the scope and majesty of his playing. Long live Phineas ("Finus") Newborn!

Track Listing:

The Kerry Dancers
Johnny Griffin · The Kerry Dancers
Danny Boy
Bill Evans · Empathy
Green Haze
Miles Davis · The Musings of Miles
The Horse's Mouth
Lord Buckley · Blowing His Mind
Willie The Shake
Lord Buckley · Blowing His Mind
The Naz.
Lord Buckley · Blowing His Mind
Blue Cee
Charlies Mingus · The Clown
Tonight At Noon
Charles Mingus · Tonight At Noon
Passions of a Woman Loved
Charles Mingus · The Clown
Hamhocks And Cabbage
Christian Mcbride · In Paris
Cherokee and a few words.
Christian McBride · In Paris
Oni
Tomasz Stanko · Wislawa
Oleo
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano
Juicy Lucy
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano
For Carl
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano
Cabu
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano
Theme For Basie
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano
New Blues
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano
Way Out West
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano
Four.
Phineas Newborn · The Great Jazz Piano