David "Fathead" Newman
Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:04 PM
I also have a live broadcast from Berlin in November 2003 that is wonderful.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
In my favorite live experience with David Newman, he was partnered with organist Leon Spencer at the Caravan of Dreams. The sets were electrifying, but apparently not recorded. In his last appearance at the Caravan, he led a band with the very young Roy Hargrove, Larry Willis, Walter Booker and Idris Muhammad--they were recording but it was never released.
Edited by kh1958, 10 May 2012 - 03:21 PM.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:07 PM
A little less straightahead, but his playing on the Atlantic release Newmanism is some of his most intense on record.
YES! I skipped over that one for years becuase I thought it was just going to be a kinda genric 70s Atlantic FunkJazz wallpapermusic record. Big mistake!
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:44 PM
His first LP for WB - 'Mr Fathead' - WAS rubbish, with some nice stuff in there. But the second - 'Front money' - only looked like rubbish. Damn fine session recorded in Dallas with Roger Boykins (g), WIlliam Richardson (d), Claude Johnson (p, bars), Adolphe Washington (cga) & Cleveland Gay (tbn). If you see this, and it'll be dirt cheap, do not hesitate!
Here's the sleeve
Looks like Billy Harper posed for the cartoon of Newman
Have you ever seen something so perfectly calculated to turn you off?
My favourites are (in alphabetical order)
Captain Buckles - Cotillion (Label M - out of print)
Davey blue - HighNote
Fathead (with Ray Charles) - Atlantic (32 Jazz outof print) (yes, get the 4 LP set if you can)
Heads up - Atlantic (oop)
Keep the spirits singing - HighNote
Lonely Avenue (with Roy Ayers) - Atlantic (Collectables twofer)
Newmanism (with Roy Ayers) - Atlantic (Collectables twofer) (Damn good twofer that!)
Oh, I'd better put in a good word for
Blue greens & beans (with Marchel Ivery) - Timeless (Dutch import) because, if Jim hasn't got it, he'll want it
Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:15 PM
I also want to put in a good word for this one, which I found pretty cheaply on Amazon:
Under A Woodstock Moon
I don't know that I've heard a bad Fathead record (the only Atlantic I have is Heads Up).
Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:56 AM
Fire: Live at The Village Vanguard - Atlantic
Blue Head with Clifford Jordan - Candid
Blue Greens & Beans with Marchel Ivery - Timeless
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