Phineas Newborn Jr. ‎– The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. (Full Album)

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The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. is an album by American jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. recorded in 1961 and 1962 and released on the Contemporary label.

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This recording lives up to its title. In his prime, Phineas Newborn had phenomenal technique (on the level of an Oscar Peterson), a creative imagination, and plenty of energy. These trio sessions (with Leroy Vinnegar or Sam Jones on bass and either Milt Turner or Louis Hayes on drums) feature Newborn displaying plenty of heat and fresh ideas on compositions by Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Benny Golson, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davis (along with two of his own). This is piano jazz at its highest level (

Track listing:
“Celia” (Bud Powell) – 4:42
“This Here” (Bobby Timmons) – 4:17
“Domingo” (Benny Golson) – 5:47
“Prelude to a Kiss” (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) – 5:57
“Well, You Needn’t” (Thelonious Monk) – 4:53
“Theme for Basie” (Phineas Newborn Jr.) – 3:36
“New Blues” (Newborn) – 4:29
“Way Out West” (Sonny Rollins) – 4:13
“Four” (Miles Davis) – 3:56

Recorded at Contemporary Records Studio in Hollywood, CA on November 21, 1961 (tracks 1–4) and September 12, 1962 (tracks 5–8)

Phineas Newborn Jr. – piano
Sam Jones (tracks 1–4), Leroy Vinnegar (tracks 5–8) – bass
Louis Hayes (tracks 1–4), Milt Turner (tracks 5–8) – drums


Released: 1962
Recorded: November 21, 1961 and September 12, 1962
Contemporary Records Studio, Hollywood, CA
Length: 41:50
Label: Contemporary M3611/S7611
Producer: Lester Koenig