Monday, May 22, 2017

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Piano Portraits

Phineas Newborn's warm, sensitive and impressionist playing is at its perceptive best in these outstanding examples of jazz piano. Uncluttered and supported by his remarkable technical ability, his ideas are in full flow, developing in sustained melodic lines, rather than relying on simple rhythmic patterns for their impact. Consistently subtle and full of emotional depth, the combination makes for a swinging collection of gripping performances by a piano virtuoso. Backed by John Simmons and Roy Haynes, he breathes new excitement into these familiar portraits.

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Phineas Newborn Jr.
Piano Portraits


1 Star Eyes (Raye, DePaul)  2:58
2 Golden Earrings (Livingston, Young, Evans)  3:21
3 It's All Right with Me (Porter)  3:57
4 Can't Get Started with You (Duke, Gershwin)  3:56
5 Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim, Tobias, Lemare)  3:34
6. Just in Time (Comden, Green, Styne)  2:25
7 Caravan (Ellington, Tizol, Mills)  3:43
8 For All We Know (Coots, Lewis)  4:14
9 Blues Theme for the Left Hand Only (Newborn Jr.)  4:05
10 Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn)  3:45
11 Take the “A” Train (Strayhorn)  2:41
12 Gee Baby Ain't Good to (Redman, Razaf)  3:04
13 Ain't Misbehavin' (Razaf, Waller, Brooks)  3:55
14 I've Got the World on a String (Koehler, Arlen)  3:27
15 The Midnight Sun Will Never Set (Jones, Salvador, Cochran)  4:03
16 Real Gone Guy (Lutcher)  2:12
17 Undecided (Shavers, Robin)  3:40
18 Ivy League Blues (Newborn Jr.)  3:46
19 Love and Marriage (Van Heusen, Kahn)  4:01
20 Give Me the Simple Life (Bloom, Ruby)  4:12


[# 1-10] originally issued on the LP "Piano Portraits" by Phineas Newborn Trio (Roulette SR-52031)
Phineas Newborn Jr. - p
John Simmons - b
Roy Haynes  - dr
Recorded in New York City ; June 17, 1959
[# 11-20] originally issued on the LP " I Love A Piano" (Roulette 52043)
Same as above
Recorded in New York City ; June 26-29, 1959


Melanchthon said...

V-Thrax said...

Thanks. Much Appreciated as Always.

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Starchild said...

I had one album but not the other. Many thanks Mel!

slr in tx said...

Another solid post. Thanks, Mel.

Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks Mel.

Historicus said...

Thanks a lot!!!

carrolin said...

Muchas gracias

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Siphonophoros said...

This guy is great, more please!

Kovina Kris said...

Phineas is a unique guy and always a great listen. It's very nice to upgrade this album from my lossy version. Thank you Mel!

Kovina Kris said...

...actually great to upgrade BOTH of these albums!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel!!

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

tdelyon said...

Many thanks :)

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!