Phineas Newborn, Jr. – Harlem Blues {Fantasy}[xrcd]


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)
The superb trio (pianist Phineas Newborn, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Elvin Jones) had never played together before but it didn’t matter. They had little trouble finding common ground. The virtuosic pianist (still in peak form) leads the way on such pieces as his “Harlem Blues,” “Ray’s Idea” (composed decades earlier by Brown) and Horace Silver’s “Cookin’ at the Continental.”

Tracklist:
01. Harlem Blues (04:12)
02. Sweet and Lovely (07:38)
03. Little Girl Blue (06:15)
04. Ray’s Idea (05:21)
05. Stella By Starlight (06:00)
06. Tenderly (05:56)
07. Cookin’ at the Continental (03:08)

Personnel:
Phineas Newborn, Jr. – piano
Ray Brown – bass
Elvin Jones – drums

Recorded at Contemporary’s Studio, Los Angeles; February 12 and 13, 1969

Label: Fantasy – xrcd Edition
Year: 1999
Genre: Jazz
Style: Mainstream, Hard Bop, Piano Trio
Total Time: 38:29

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork(cover+tray+inside+CD)

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