SCCD 36025 Stockholm Jam Session Vol. 1 / Phineas Newborn
Pianist Phineas Newborn (1931 – 1989), despite his enormous talent characterised by his prodigious technique and extraordinary speed � la Art Tatum, remained in a relative obscurity throughout his professional life due to his illness.
Fortunately for this overlooked and under-recorded genius, a private recording made during his visit to Sweden in 1958 survived.
“ Expertly cleaned up by Nils Winther, they sound fresh and bright enough to counterbalance the vagaries of a single-mike recording and a ropy piano. The music is of an unexpectedly high quality for a spontaneous session ….” (The Penguin Guide To JAZZ)
1. I'll remember April (DePaul/Raye)
2. Ladybird (Tadd Dameron)
3. Undecided (Charlie Shavers)
4. All of you (Cole Porter)
5. Woody'n you (Dizzy Gillespie)