Phineas Newborn jr.(1)

October 18, 2016


Recently I watched a interesting clip on YouTube.

Phineas Newborn jr. was playing with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Kenny Dennis.

It seem to come from the Jazz Scene USA televison program hosted by Oscar Brown, Jr., in the early 1960s.

Here is Phineas Newborn jr. plays “Lush Life”.


Also his masterpiece record  “A World of Piano!” was introduced by Oscar Brown, Jr..

This week I will post about Phineas Newborn jr..

Phineas Newborn jr. was born December 14, 1931 in Whiteville, Tennessee.

He had played often in Memphis with his father and younger brother in the late 1940s in an R&B band.


This image is his first record with his brother.

Below I quoted from “Phineas Newborn Jr. Discography”.

Phineas Newborn (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
Houston, TX, 1953
ACA 2416 How High The Moon Peacock’s Progressive Jazz 500
ACA 2417 ‘Round Midnight –

We can see all scene on this program “Jazz Scene USA 1962”.



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