The Soulful Mr. Newman

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The 2011 three-disc anthology The Soulful Mr. Newman compiles tracks from all of saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman's Highnote recordings beginning with 1999's Chillin' through 2009's The Blessing. A swinging, bluesy, and accomplished jazz saxophonist, Newman was a legend by the time he signed with Highnote in the late '90s. For the last ten years of his life -- he died from pancreatic cancer in 2009 -- Newman was showcased by the label, releasing a handful of stellar, straight-ahead, acoustic jazz albums. Not surprisingly, these albums also featured a bevy of stellar backing musicians, including such names as pianists Cedar Walton and John Hicks, drummer Winard Harper, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The 2011 three-disc anthology The Soulful Mr. Newman compiles tracks from all of saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman's Highnote recordings beginning with 1999's Chillin' through 2009's The Blessing. A swinging, bluesy, and accomplished jazz saxophonist, Newman was a legend by the time he signed with Highnote in the late '90s. For the last ten years of his life -- he died from pancreatic cancer in 2009 -- Newman was showcased by the label, releasing a handful of stellar, straight-ahead, acoustic jazz albums. Not surprisingly, these albums also featured a bevy of stellar backing musicians, including such names as pianists Cedar Walton and John Hicks, drummer Winard Harper, bassist Peter Washington, and trombonists Curtis Fuller and Steve Turre, among others. From blues to standards and Latin numbers, this is passionate, urbane, and swinging acoustic jazz in small- and large-group settings that perfectly frame Newman's fluid style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/20/2011
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375723026
  • Catalog Number: 757230
  • Sales rank: 229,741

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Song For the New Man (5:37)
  2. 2 Them That Got (I Ain't Got Nothing Yet) (5:32)
  3. 3 Willow Weep For Me (7:43)
  4. 4 Unspeakable Times (6:22)
  5. 5 Lonesome Head (4:36)
  6. 6 Naima (6:42)
  7. 7 Pharoah's Gold (6:39)
  8. 8 Asia Beat (5:31)
  9. 9 Georgia On My Mind (7:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Shakabu (4:11)
  2. 2 The Blessing (7:07)
  3. 3 It Had To Be You (5:32)
  4. 4 New York State of Mind (4:25)
  5. 5 Little Sonny's Tune (3:53)
  6. 6 Goldfinger (5:48)
  7. 7 Autumn In New York (6:30)
  8. 8 As Time Goes By (4:56)
  9. 9 Keep the Spirits Singing (6:24)
  10. 10 Unchain My Heart (5:37)
Disc 3
  1. 1 My Full House (5:40)
  2. 2 Freedom Jazz Dance (6:25)
  3. 3 Chelsea Bridge (5:58)
  4. 4 Invitation (5:35)
  5. 5 Amandla (4:16)
  6. 6 Skj (6:22)
  7. 7 Drown In My Tears (6:16)
  8. 8 Suki Duki (4:42)
  9. 9 What a Wonderful World (7:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David "Fathead" Newman Primary Artist, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Fuller Trombone
John Hicks Piano
Cedar Walton Piano
Howard Johnson Baritone Saxophone
Steve Nelson Vibes
Jimmy Cobb Drums
Kenny Washington Drums
David Leonhardt Piano
Bryan Carrott Vibes
Winard Harper Drums
Yoron Israel Drums
Steve Kroon Percussion
Steve Novosel Bass
Benny Powell Trombone
Steve Turre Trombone
Peter Washington Bass
Buster Williams Bass
David Williams Bass
Winston Byrd Trumpet, Flugelhorn
John Menegon Bass
Peter Berstein Guitar
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Ray Charles Composer
Billy Joel Composer
Houston Person Producer
Roger Boykin Composer
John Coltrane Composer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Gus Kahn Composer
Katherine Miller Engineer
Anthony Newley Composer
David "Fathead" Newman Producer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
David Jaye Liner Notes
Mitch Yuspeh Engineer
R. Thiele Composer
B. Sharp Composer
E. Harris Composer
D. Newman Composer
T. Powell Composer
H. Glover Composer
C. Johnson Composer
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