Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Harlem Blues

The superb trio (pianist Phineas Newborn, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Elvin Jones) had never played together before but it didn't matter. They had little trouble finding common ground. The virtuosic pianist (still in peak form) leads the way on such pieces as his "Harlem Blues," "Ray's Idea" (composed decades earlier by Brown) and Horace Silver's "Cookin' at the Continental."
Scott Yanow

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Phineas Newborn Jr.
Harlem Blues


1 Harlem Blues (Newborn) 4:12
2 Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim, Lemare, Tobias) 7:38
3 Little Girl Blue (Hart, Rodgers) 6:14
4 Ray's Idea (Brown, Fuller) 5:21
5 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young) 6:02
6 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence) 5:55
7 Cookin' at the Continental (Silver) 3:07

Phineas Newborn Jr. - p
Ray Brown - b
Elvin Jones - dr

Recorded at Contemporary's Studio in Los Angeles ; February 12-13, 1969.


ita diegues said...

Thank you for this album of Phineas Newborn on a great trio.

Ricky said...

never heard this, but i really enjoy newborn's playing. thanks!

rickdog said...

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neil said...

Thanks for the opportunity to upgrade my 256 version!

lcbriza said...

Thanks, Mel, for the nice posting.

the doc said...

Nice one! You can find pretty much all Phineas's stuff in FLAC at CIA. Here:

woolfnotes said...

This has to be one of the most in-compatible rhythm sections ever. I wonder whose idea it was?

Pippo said...

Thanks Mel, Newborn is amazing period !

Melanchthon said...

TEO said...

Thanks very very much Mel!!!
Phineas was one of the best and most underrated pianist of the whole jazz history!!!

xaver said...


duck said...

Another well recieved upgrade, thanks again, Mel, wonderful.

fcapeau said...

Jr. with Ray & Elvin !!!! what a session ... Many thanks, Mel.