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Ray Charles & David ‘Fathead’ Newman
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james clay & david “fathead” newman -- the sound of wide open spaces !!!! [album, 1960]
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Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
Good grief, this album is almost 60!
Released at the tail end of 1959, soon after Ray Charles’ commercial breakthrough via that same year’s What’d I Say, The Genius of Ray Charles consolidated his star status by catering to more conservative audiences, still trying to resist his unique musical vision.
While its predecessor showcased Ray’s groundbreaking fusion of sacred and secular music, goosed by R&B and even Rock, to invent Soul Music, here he is backed, either by strings, or a full-fledged big jazz band featuring several Duke Ellington and Count Basie regulars.
Just listen to the lush, sophisticated arrangements on mid-20th Century standards like “It Had to Be You” and “Just for a Thrill” -- some of which were overseen by Ray’s old Seattle running mate Quincy Jones, some by pianist Ralph Burns, yet all of them clean as a whistle.
The album’s second half is especially disinteresting for me, being dominated by easy-listening ballads like “Don't Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’” and “Am I Blue?,” the only upside being that they emphasize the depth and sensitivity of Ray’s vocal dexterity, also evident on “Alexander's Ragtime Band.”
So my personal reason for (possibly) keeping this acclaimed LP for the long haul will be the swinging “‘Deed I Do” and one of his signatures, “Let the Good Times Roll,” both of which pack powerful horn blasts and that soulful grit that distinguished Brother Ray (who really belts them out!) from every other pop crooner in ‘59.
And despite my personal misgivings about this LP’s crossover strategy, there’s no doubt that Ray’s genius would be henceforth accepted by all stripes of music listeners, and rarely be questioned again.
More Ray Charles: What’d I Say, Genius + Soul = Jazz.
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Day by Day · Jimmy Scott
Guitar: Billy Butler
Drums: Bruno Carr
Flute: David "Fathead" Newman
Tenor Saxophone: David "Fathead" Newman
Guitar: Eric Gale
Vocals: Jimmy Scott
Piano: Junior Mance
Bass Guitar: Ron Carter
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Robert Altman's Jazz '34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing
Kansas City Band "Moten Swing"
Credits:Joshua Redman as Lester Young - tenor sax
Craig Handy as Coleman Hawkins - tenor sax
James Carter as Ben Webster - tenor sax
Dadid Murray - tenor sax
Jesse Davis - alto sax
David "Fathead" Newman Jr. - alto sax
Don Byron - clarinet/baritone sax
Olu Dara - cornet
Nicholas Payton - trumpet
James Zollar - trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes - trombone
Clark Gayton - trombone
Victor Lewis as Joe Jones - drums
Geri Allen as Mary Lou Williams - piano
Cyrus Chestnut as Count Basie - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Christian McBride - bass
Tyron Clarke - bass
Russell Malone - guitar
Mark Whitefield - guitar
Kevin Mahogany - vocal
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bluenoterecords: #DrLonnieSmith's 1968 Blue Note debut "Think!" featured a smoking band with Lee Morgan, David "Fathead" Newman, Melvin Sparks & Marian Booker Jr Hear the title track on our "Vital Organs" playlist https://t.co/t4sg6wQXkj Get the Blue N… https://t.co/SiSrXfPdmK http://twitter.com/BlueNoteVinyl/status/1411450771040841736 BlueNoteVinyl
bluenoterecords: #DrLonnieSmith's 1968 Blue Note debut "Think!" featured a smoking band with Lee Morgan, David "Fathead" Newman, Melvin Sparks & Marian Booker Jr Hear the title track on our "Vital Organs" playlist https://t.co/t4sg6wQXkj Get the Blue N… https://t.co/SiSrXfPdmK
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July 03, 2021 at 06:24PM
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Tina Brooks: Born June 7, 1932
Tina Brooks, David "Fathead" Newman & Ray Charles: Birth of a Band
June 7th is Tina Brooks’s birthday. This 1963 footage of David "Fathead" Newman and Tina battling it out on Quincy Jones’s Birth Of A Band is most likely the only video on this amazing tenor saxophonist. It comes from Ray Charles Live In Brazil, which was issued a decade ago, on a Rhino DVD.
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David "Fathead" Newman
February 24, 1933
American jazz and rhythm-and-blues saxophonist who made numerous recordings as a session musician and leader, but is best known for his work as a sideman on seminal 1950s and early 1960s recordings by singer-pianist Ray Charles.
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Ellis Marsalis, Jr.
Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. (November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020) was an American jazz pianist and educator. Active since the late 1940s, Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and 1990s as the patriarch of a musical family, with sons Branford and Wynton rising to international acclaim.
Life and career
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Marsalis was the son of Florence (née Robertson) and Ellis Marsalis Sr., a businessman and social activist. Marsalis and his wife Delores Ferdinand had six sons: Branford (born in 1960), Wynton (born in 1961), Ellis III (born in 1964), Delfeayo, Mboya (born in 1971), and Jason (born in 1977). Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, and Jason also became jazz musicians. Ellis III is a poet, photographer, and network engineer.
Marsalis played saxophone during high school but switched to piano while studying classical music at Dillard University, graduating in 1955. He later attended graduate school at Loyola University New Orleans. In the 1950s and 1960s he worked with Ed Blackwell, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, and Al Hirt. During the 1970s, he taught at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. His students have included Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick Jr., Donald Harrison, Kent Jordan, Marlon Jordan, and Nicholas Payton.
Though he recorded almost twenty of his own albums and was featured on many discs with such musicians as David "Fathead" Newman, Eddie Harris, Marcus Roberts, and Courtney Pine, he shunned the spotlight to focus on teaching. Marsalis's didactic approach, combined with an interest in philosophy, encouraged his students to make discoveries in music on their own, through experiment and very careful listening.
As a leading educator at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana, Ellis influenced the careers of countless musicians, as well as his four musician sons: Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason. Marsalis retired from UNO in 2001. In May 2007, Marsalis received an honorary doctorate from Tulane University for his contributions to jazz and musical education.
Marsalis was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2018.
The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music at Musicians' Village in New Orleans is named in his honor. In 2010, The Marsalis Family released a live album titled Music Redeems which was recorded at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC as part of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. All proceeds from the sale of the album go directly to the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.
Marsalis and his sons were group recipients of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award.
Marsalis was a Brother of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., initiated in 1953 at Epsilon Alpha Chapter, Dillard University.
Marsalis was a Brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity, initiated into Delta Epsilon Chapter (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) in 1965. In 2015, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia announced that Marsalis has been named Sinfonia's 24th Man of Music, the highest honor given by the fraternity to a member, for advancing the cause of music in America through performance, composition or any other musical activity.
On April 1, 2020, Marsalis died at the age of 85 from pneumonia brought by COVID-19.
1985 Homecoming with Eddie Harris (Spindletop)
1986 Piano in E
1989 A Night at Snug Harbor, New Orleans (Somethin' Else)
1990 Ellis Marsalis Trio (Blue Note)
1991 Jazzy Wonderland (Columbia)
1991 Heart of Gold (Columbia)
1993 Whistle Stop (Columbia)
1994 Joe Cool's Blues with Wynton Marsalis (Columbia)
1996 Loved Ones with Branford Marsalis (Columbia)
1998 Twelve's It (Sony)
1999 Duke in Blue (Sony)
2000 Afternoon Session (Music in the Vines/Sonoma Jazz)
2005 Ruminations in New York
2008 An Open Letter to Thelonious (Elm)
2011 A New Orleans Christmas Carol (Elm)
2012 Pure Pleasure for the Piano with Makoto Ozone (ECM)
2013 On the First Occasion (Elm)
2017 Live at Jazzfest 2017
2018 The Ellis Marsalis Quintet Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis
As sideman or guest
With American Jazz Quintet
1987 From Bad to Badder
1996 In the Beginning
With Branford Marsalis
1986 Royal Garden Blues
2003 Romare Bearden Revealed
With Delfeayo Marsalis
2014 The Last Southern Gentlemen
With Wynton Marsalis
1981 Wynton Marsalis
1982 Fathers and Sons
1986 J Mood
1990 Standard Time, Vol. 3: The Resolution of Romance
With Marsalis Family
2002 Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration
2010 Music Redeems
With Irvin Mayfield
1998 Irvin Mayfield
2001 How Passion Falls
2008 Love Songs, Ballads, and Standards
2011 A Love Letter to New Orleans
With Kermit Ruffins
1992 World on a String
1996 Hold on Tight
With Dave Young
1995 Two by Two
1996 Two by Two Vol. 2
1996 Side by Side Vol. 3
1958 Boogie Live ...1958, Ed Blackwell
1962 In the Bag, Nat Adderley
1984 Friends, Steve Masakowski
1987 King Midas & the Golden Touch, Michael Caine
1989 Have You Heard?, Rich Matteson
1990 Return to the Wide Open Spaces, David "Fathead" Newman with Cornell Dupree
1990 Solos (1940), Art Tatum
1991 As Serenity Approaches, Marcus Roberts
1992 25, Harry Connick Jr.
1996 In the Sweet Bye and Bye, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
1996 Next Generation, Harold Battiste
1996 Suite Memories, Gerald Wilson
1996 Ways of Warmdaddy, Wessell Anderson
2006 Marsalis Music Honors Series: Jimmy Cobb, Jimmy Cobb
2006 The Sonet Blues Story: 1977, Snooks Eaglin
2008 Jazz for Peanuts, David Benoit
2008 Simply Grand, Irma Thomas
2009 Say It Plain, Scotty Barnhart
2015 A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, Count Basie Orchestra
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Newport Jazz Festival 1960
Ray Charles (p), Phil Guilbeau (tp), John Hunt (fgh), Hank Crawford (as), David Fathead Newman (ts), Leroy Cooper (bs), Edgar Willis (b), Milton Turner (dr)
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"Mo Soul" Player Playlist 18 October
1. Kokolo - Soul Power (Lack of Afro remix)
2. Bobby Hutcherson & Harold Land - Ummh
3. Breakdown Brass - The Horseman
4. The KutiMangoes - Moanin'
5. Ebo Taylor - Aboa Kyirbin
6. The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President
7. John Milk - Treat Me Right
8. David "Fathead" Newman - Captain Buckles
9. Monophonics - Like Yesterday
10. Helio Matheus - Eu, Reu, Me Condeno
11. Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta
12. Dayme Arocena - La Rumba Me Llamo Yo
13. Soul Etico - Two Hearts Together
14. Funky Destination - Jamaican (Afternoons In Stereo Remix)
15. Moodymann - I'm Doing Fine
If you really want to enjoy music and help musicians and bands, buy their lp’s or cd’s and don’t download mp3 formats. There is nothing like good quality sound!!!
(Angel Lo Verde / Mo Soul)
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Ray Charles ~ Live at The Newport Jazz Festival ~ July 3rd, 1960
Lil' Darlin' (solos by Ray Charles - p, John Hunt - flh, Phil Guilbeau - tp, David Newman - ts, Hank Crawford - as)
Blues Waltz (solos by Phil Guilbeau - tp, Hank Crawford - as, John Hunt - flh, David Newman - ts, Leroy Cooper - bs, Ray Charles - p)
Let The Good Times Roll (solo by David Newman - ts)
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying (solo by John Hunt - flh)
Sticks And Stones My Baby (I Love Her, Yes I Do) (ft. Margie Hendricks)
Drown In My Own Tears
What'd I Say
I Believe To My Soul
Musicians: Phil Guilbeau - trumpet, John Hunt - flugelhorn; Hank Crawford - alto saxophone; David Fathead Newman - tenor saxophone; Leroy Cooper - baritone saxophone; Edgar Willis - bass; Milton Turner - drums. The Raelettes: Gwen Berry, Margie Hendricks, Mae Mosely, Bettye Smith.
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June 26, 1959
Ray Charles records “I’m Movin’ On” with Marcus Belgrave, John Hunt, Hank Crawford, David "Fathead" Newman, Edgar Willis and Teagle Fleming.
Here’s what the original recording, released in 1950, sounded like:
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Jimmy Wilbur Cobb (born January 20, 1929, in Washington, D.C.) is an American jazz drummer. Probably his most famous work is on Miles Davis' Kind of Blue (1959), considered by many to be the quintessential jazz record. Cobb is the last surviving player from the session. He also played on other famous Davis albums, including Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall, In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete, and briefly on Porgy and Bess and Sorcerer. Jimmy Cobb has worked extensively with a wide range of artists, including Dinah Washington, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Gil Evans, Miles Davis, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, J. J. Johnson, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley, Hank Jones, Ron Carter, George Coleman, Fathead Newman, Geri Allen, Earl Bostic, Leo Parker, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Royal, Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Timmons, Walter Booker, Jerome Richardson, Keter Betts, Jimmy Cleveland, Sam Jones, Red Garland, Joe Henderson, Eddie Gomez, Bill Evans, Stefan Karlsson, Jeremy Steig, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Richie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Ricky Ford, David Amram, and many more. As of 2011, Cobb leads the Jimmy Cobb "So What" Band, a tribute to 50 years of Kind of Blue and the music of Miles Davis. In June 2008, Jimmy Cobb was the recipient of the Don Redman Heritage award. On October 17, 2008, Cobb was one of six artists to receive the 2009 National Endowment for the Arts NEA Jazz Masters award. Discography As leader Marsalis Music Honors Series: Jimmy Cobb (Marsalis/Rounder, 2006) As sideman With the Pepper Adams Donald Byrd Quintet Out of this World (Warwick, 1961) With Cannonball Adderley Sophisticated Swing (EmArcy, 1956) Cannonball Enroute (EmArcy, 1957) Cannonball's Sharpshooters (EmArcy, 1958) Jump for Joy (EmArcy, 1958) Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (Mercury, 1959) Cannonball Takes Charge (Riverside, 1959) With Nat Adderley That's Right! (Riverside, 1960) With Toshiko Akiyoshi Toshiko Mariano and her Big Band (Vee-Jay, 1964) With Lorez Alexandria Alexandria the Great (Impulse!, 1964) More of the Great Lorez Alexandria (Impulse!, 1964) With Dorothy Ashby Soft Winds (Jazzland, 1961) With Walter Benton Out of This World (Jazzland, 1960) With John Coltrane Standard Coltrane (Prestige, 1958) Stardust (Prestige, 1958) Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane (Prestige, 1958) Bahia (Prestige, 1958) Giant Steps on "Naima" only (Atlantic, 1959) Coltrane Jazz (Atlantic, 1959) With Miles Davis Porgy and Bess (Columbia, 1958) 1958 Miles (Columbia, 1958) Jazz at the Plaza (Columbia, 1958) Kind of Blue (Columbia, 1959) Sketches of Spain (Columbia, 1960) Someday My Prince Will Come (Columbia, 1961) In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete (Columbia, 1961) Miles & Monk at Newport (Columbia, 1963) With Kenny Dorham Blue Spring (Riverside, 1959) With Kenny Drew Lite Flite (SteepleChase, 1977) With Curtis Fuller Soul Trombone (Impulse!, 1961) With Benny Golson Pop + Jazz = Swing (Audio Fidelity, 1961) - also released as Just Jazz! Turning Point (Mercury, 1962) With Paul Gonsalves Gettin' Together (Jazzland, 1960) With Joe Henderson Four (Verve, 1968) Straight, No Chaser (Verve, 1968) With John Hendricks Freddie Freeloader (Denon, 1990) With Wynton Kelly Kelly Blue (Riverside, 1959) Wynton Kelly! (Vee-Jay, 1961) Someday My Prince Will Come (Vee-Jay, 1961) Comin' in the Back Door (Verve, 1963) It's All Right! (Verve, 1964) Undiluted (Verve, 1965) Blues on Purpose (Xanadu, 1965) Full View (Riverside, 1967) Last Trio Session (Delmark, 1968) With Hubert Laws The Laws of Jazz (Atlantic, 1964) With Johnny Lytle New and Groovy (Tuba, 1966) With Pat Martino Desperado (Prestige, 1970) With Wes Montgomery Full House (Riverside, 1962) Boss Guitar (Riverside, 1963) Guitar on the Go (Riverside, 1963) The Alternative Wes Montgomery (Riverside, 1963) Smokin' at the Half Note (Verve, 1965) Smokin' Guitar (Verve, 1965) Willow Weep for Me (Verve, 1969) With Art Pepper Gettin' Together (Contemporary, 1960) With Sonny Red Out of the Blue (Blue Note, 1960) The Mode (Jazzland (1961) Images (Jazzland, 1961) With Shirley Scott For Members Only (Impulse!, 1963) On a Clear Day (Impulse!, 1966) With Wayne Shorter Introducing Wayne Shorter (Vee-Jay, 1959) With Teri Thornton Devil May Care (Riverside, 1961) With Bobby Timmons This Here is Bobby Timmons (Riveside, 1960) Easy Does It (Riverside, 1961) From the Bottom (Riverside, 1964) The Soul Man! (Prestige, 1966) Got to Get It! (Milestone, 1967) With Norris Turney Big, Sweet 'n Blue - with Larry Willis and Walter Booker (Mapleshade Records, 1993) With Sarah Vaughan Live in Japan (Mainstream, 1975) Ronnie Scott's Presents Sarah Vaughan Live (Pye, 1977) In a career spanning nearly six decades, drummer Jimmy Cobb has proven to be a master of every musical situation. One of jazz’s definitive accompanists, Cobb made his name in support of such giants as Dinah Washington, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery and Sarah Vaughan, and on literally hundreds of studio sessions. As the drummer on Davis’ legendary album Kind of Blue, Cobb may be the most frequently heard (if not the best known) drummer in jazz history; and as part of the legendary Davis rhythm section with pianist Wynton Kelly and bassist Paul Chambers, he created a manner of swinging in the modern idiom that remains the gold standard for rhythmic inspiration. For all his achievements, however, Jimmy Cobb’s contribution has too often been taken for granted, which is why he is the perfect subject to help launch the new Honors Series from Marsalis Music. “There was a lot of music coming through Washington, D.C. when I was growing up,” Cobb notes in explaining the development of his style, “and as a working musician you had to play in a whole lot of situations. By working clubs, dances, concerts and the shows that were featured in movie theaters, your growth was shaped. The way I play the cymbal, for instance, is something I heard from a guy who came through Washington. It’s not exactly how he played it, of course; it’s how I heard it.” What Cobb heard – a lean, assertive beat that drives a band without calling attention to itself – shaped some of the most influential music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. His stints with Cannonball Adderley (1956-7), Miles Davis (1958-63) and the cooperative trio with Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers that worked both on its own and in support of Wes Montgomery (1963-8), as well as countless recordings by a who’s-who of jazz greats, confirmed his mastery in the small-group format.
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Rockhouse, Pt. 1 & 2
Alto Saxophone: David "Fathead" Newman
Tenor Saxophone: David "Fathead" Newman
Baritone Saxophone: Emmott "Jay" Dennis
Trumpet: John Hunt
Trumpet: Joseph “Joe” Bridgewater
Piano: Ray Charles
Double Bass: Roosevelt Sheffield
Drums: William "Bill" Peeples
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David "Fathead" Newman - “Bigger & Better”
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The 43rd Alexandria Jazz Festival is this weekend! Are you excited? We're excited! This year's event is ticketed to help maintain social distancing and there are currently no open reservations, but the waiting list is available. Link in bio. This week, we're going to give you a sneak peek into who's performing. Meet our second act: The Eric Byrd Trio (3 of 3) Collectively, The Trio has played with jazz trumpeters Wynton Marsalis and Randy Brecker, jazz guitarists Charlie Byrd and Mike Stern, jazz saxophonists Bob Berg, Buck Hill, David “Fathead” Newman, and Cecil Payne, jazz pianists George Colligan and Kenny Drew, Jr., jazz saxophonists and flautists Sonny Fortune and Gary Thomas, be-bop jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, flautist, and saxophonist Ira Sullivan, jazz steel pan player Othello Molineaux, jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf, gospel harpist Jeff Majors, jazz vocalists Vanessa Rubin and Rebecca Parris, gospel vocalist Yolanda Adams, and Cuban American singer/songwriter Jon Secada. Eric, Bhagwan, and Alphonso are educators with advanced degrees in Music History, African American Music, and Jazz Performance. They frequently give clinics on music history, jazz, and the relationship between the spirituals/gospel, blues, and jazz. Because of their immense knowledge of music, commitment to music education, and ability to teach diverse and international audiences, they have been sponsored by the Untied States Embassy as Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors touring South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East. The Trio has also delighted audiences across the globe at the historic Montreux Jazz Festival and in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Dubai, Estonia, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago. @ericbyrdtrio https://instagr.am/p/CPZS5NftXtV/