Piano Portraits (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Roulette SR 52031
    Roulette SR 52031
  • Roulette SR 52043
    Roulette SR 52043
  • Phineas Newborn Jr.
    Phineas Newborn Jr.

Phineas Newborn Jr.

Piano Portraits (2 LP on 1 CD)

Fresh Sound Records

Personnel:
Phineas Newborn Jr. (p), John Simmons (b), Roy Haynes (d)

Reference: FSRCD 578

Bar code: 8427328605786

Phineas Newborns 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.

—Jordi Pujol



01. Star Eyes (Raye-DePaul) 2:58
02. Golden Earrings (Livingstone-Young-Evans) 3:21
03. It's All Right with Me (Cole Porter) 3:57
04. I Can't Get Started with You (Duke-Gershwin) 3:56
05. Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim-Tobias-Lemare) 3:34
06. Just in Time (Comden-Green-Styne) 2:25
07. Caravan (Ellington-Tizol-Mills) 3:43
08. For All We Know (Coots-Lewis) 4:14
09. Blues Theme for the Left Hand Only (Phineas Newborn Jr.) 4:05
10. Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn) 3:45
11. Take the "A" Train (Billy Strayhorn) 2:41
12. Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You (Redman-Razaf) 3:04
13. Ain't Misbehavin' (Waller-Razaf-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 (Nellie Lutcher) 2:12
17. Undecided (Shavers-Robin) 3:40
18. Ivy League Blues (Phineas Newborn Jr.) 3:46
19. Love and Marriage (Van Heusen-Cahn) 4:01
20. Give Me the Simple Life (Bloom-Ruby) 4:12

Album details

Sources:
Tracks #1-10, from the album "Piano Portraits by Phineas Newborn Trio" (Roulette SR-52031)
Tracks #11-20, from the album "I Love A Piano" (Roulette SR-52043)

Phineas Newborn Jr. Trio:
Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano), John Simmons (bass), Roy Haynes (drums).
Recorded in New York City, June 17 (#1-10), and October 26-29 (#11-20), 1959

Original sessions produced by Teddy Reig
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol and "Beethoven" (Jean-Michel Reisser)

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
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9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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