Harlem Blues

Phineas Newborn Jr.

Harlem Blues
  • CAT # OJCCD-662-25

    1. Harlem Blues 4:07
    2. Sweet And Lovely 7:15
    3. Little Girl Blue 6:16
    4. Ray's Idea 5:15
    5. Stella By Starlight 3:19
    6. Tenderly 2:54
    7. Cookin' At The Continental 3:07

Because of the sporadic nature of his career, Phineas Newborn, Jr. is less well known to the public than are many of his contemporaries. But among musicians--and particularly among fellow pianists--Newborn is regarded with awe as one of the most gifted performers of his generation. In this 1969 encounter with two rhythm players who matched his virtuosity, Newborn applied his technical skill and his imagination to four honored standards, jazz originals by Horace Silver and Ray Brown and his own “Harlem Blues,” a 16-bar piece based in the church music of his youth. Bassist Ray Brown and drummer Elvin Jones make it an all-star trio.

with Ray Brown, Elvin Jones

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