Lone Star Legend

Lone Star Legend

by David "Fathead" Newman

CD

Overview

David "Fathead" Newman has such a strong reputation as a soulful saxophonist that sometimes people forget how creative a straight-ahead improviser he can be. His two Muse LPs, Resurgence and Still Hard Times, have been reissued in full on this deluxe single CD. Whether playing tenor, flute, soprano or alto, Newman's solos are full of personality and logical ideas. On one of the sets he is teamed with trumpeter Marcus Belgrave in a sextet (along with guitarist Ted Dunbar, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Louis Hayes). The other date has Newman as part of an octet also including his old bandmate from his Ray Charles days, altoist Hank Crawford; baritonist Howard Johnson; trumpeter Charlie Miller; pianist Larry Willis; bassist Walter Booker; drummer Jimmy Cobb; and vibraphonist Steve Nelson, who has two features of his own. On both sets, Newman is heard in top form and he gets to show off his talents on all of his four axes. The highlights include "Everything Must Change," Walton's "To the Holy Land," "One for My Baby" and "Please Send Me Someone to Love" but all dozen performances are colorful and well-played. Prime Fathead.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2003
Label: Savoy Jazz
UPC: 0795041724922
catalogNumber: 17249

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David "Fathead" Newman   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Ted Dunbar   Guitar
Louis Hayes   Drums
Cedar Walton   Piano,Electric Piano
Larry Willis   Piano
Howard Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
Steve Nelson   Vibes
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
Walter Booker   Bass
Buster Williams   Bass
Charlie Miller   Trumpet
Steve Nelson Quartet   Vibes

Technical Credits

Michael Cuscuna   Producer,Liner Notes
Duke Ellington   Composer
Vince Traina   Engineer
W.A. Brower   Liner Notes
Nancy Dwyer   Graphic Design
Page Simon   Graphic Design,Illustrations

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