The Gift

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Veteran saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman shows off his versatility on this pleasing soul-jazz date. He plays tenor on four selections and flute on two others, and switches to soprano and alto for one song apiece. Whether swinging on alto during the cooking blues "Little Sonny's Tune," interpreting "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" with a great deal of emotion, or sounding soulful on some newer material, Newman is in excellent form throughout the set. Vibraphonist Bryan Carrott who deserves to be much better known and pianist John Hicks also have plenty of fine solos. Overall, this CD finds Fathead in prime form, and it is easily ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Veteran saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman shows off his versatility on this pleasing soul-jazz date. He plays tenor on four selections and flute on two others, and switches to soprano and alto for one song apiece. Whether swinging on alto during the cooking blues "Little Sonny's Tune," interpreting "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" with a great deal of emotion, or sounding soulful on some newer material, Newman is in excellent form throughout the set. Vibraphonist Bryan Carrott who deserves to be much better known and pianist John Hicks also have plenty of fine solos. Overall, this CD finds Fathead in prime form, and it is easily recommended to fans of his straight-ahead dates.
Jazz Times
Finds him still in command of all his considerable talents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2003
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375710422
  • Catalog Number: 757104
  • Sales rank: 157,150

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Gift (5:44)
  2. 2 Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying (7:14)
  3. 3 Off the Hook (5:14)
  4. 4 Unspeakable Times (6:23)
  5. 5 Little Sonny's Tune (3:55)
  6. 6 Lady Day (6:15)
  7. 7 Unchain My Heart (5:38)
  8. 8 Ksue (8:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David "Fathead" Newman Primary Artist, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
John Hicks Piano
Bryan Carrott Vibes
Winard Harper Drums
Buster Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Houston Person Producer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Katherine Miller Engineer
David "Fathead" Newman Producer
Willard Jenkins Liner Notes
Joe Greene Composer
Bobby Sharp Composer
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