Monday, July 8, 2013

Phineas Newborn, Jr. - Please Send Me Someone to Love

On two days in 1969, pianist Phineas Newborn recorded enough material for two albums (the other is titled Harlem Blues), which is fortunate because these were his only recordings of the 1965-73 period. Unfortunately, neither set has been reissued on CD yet. Newborn, who is joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Elvin Jones, performs a blues and bop set which includes such tunes as "Rough Ridin'," "He's a Real Gone Guy," "Little Niles" and his own "Brentwood Blues." The emphasis generally is on vintage tunes, and Newborn shows throughout that he was still very much in his musical prime.
Scott Yanow

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Phineas Newborn, Jr.
Please Send Me Someone to Love


1 Please Send Me Someone to Love (Mayfield)  5:05
2 Rough Ridin' (Fitzgerald, Jones, Tennyson)  4:09
3 Come Sunday (Ellington)  4:52
4 Brentwood Blues (Newborn, Jr.)  8:01
5 He's a Real Gone Guy (Lutcher)  4:39
6 Black Coffee (Burke, Webster)  7:03
7 Little Niles (Weston)  4:20
8 Stay on It (Dameron, Gillespie)  5:05

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

Recorded at Contemporary Records, Los Angeles, California ; February 12-13, 1969


Melanchthon said...

woolfnotes said...

This has to be one of the most mis-matched rhythm section of all time!

Rodney said...

Thank you, mel.

Mike said...

More Phineas! Thanks so much.

Tom said...

Would greatly appreciate a repost of this one. Thanks.