October 21, 2016
I guess he might worry about his evaluation by critics.
Unfortunately he suffered a nervous breakdown and furthermore had been alcoholism.
As a result of his mental collapse, he spent time at Camarillo State Hospital.
By the way I want to introduce my favorite album.
Before Contemporary recording,he recorded two albums in Roulette label.
I am fond of “I Love a Piano” as individual.
He was relaxed and enjoyed his playing on recording.
In particular “The Midnight sun Never Sets “ was best.
He recorded this piece again at “Solo Piano” in 1974.
But I’m not pleased with his performance at Atlantic label.
We can confirm that his condition had been got worse from his performance.
Unexpectedly It’s a Grammy nominated album.
Incidentally “I Love a Piano” was recorded by the legend producer Teddy Reig.
Here is Phineas Newborn Jr. plays “The Midnight Sun Will Never Sets”(1969)
Please compare with the Roulette label.
“The Midnight Sun Will Never Sets”(1974) at Atlantic label.Go here