Song for the New Man

Song for the New Man

by David "Fathead" Newman


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At the age of 70, veteran tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman is in prime form throughout this well-rounded set. He jams bebop on Charlie Parker's "Visa," shows off his large tone on the ballads "Time After Time" and "When I Fall in Love," romps on the boogaloo "Shakabu," pays tribute to his former boss Herbie Mann on "Passing Through," and plays flute quite expertly on "Song for the New Man." Also quite worthy are a pair of Newman's newer songs, "Fast Lane" and "Lonesome Head." Trombonist Curtis Fuller is in excellent form during his six appearances and pianist John Hicks leads a particularly supportive rhythm section. Highly recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans, this set shows that David "Fathead" Newman, who has had a diverse career, is at heart a big-toned swinger in the tradition of Gene Ammons.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2004
Label: Highnote
UPC: 0632375712020
catalogNumber: 757120
Rank: 261717

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David "Fathead" Newman   Primary Artist,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Fuller   Trombone
John Hicks   Piano
Jimmy Cobb   Drums
John Menegon   Bass

Technical Credits

Herbie Mann   Composer
Hank Mobley   Composer
Houston Person   Producer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Edward Heyman   Composer
David "Fathead" Newman   Composer,Producer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Pat Rebillot   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Victor Young   Composer

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