Under a Woodstock Moon

Under a Woodstock Moon

by David "Fathead" Newman



Veteran David Newman is heard in fine form on his excellent CD, switching between tenor, alto and flute. He is joined by a supportive rhythm section (which includes vibraphonist Brian Carrott and pianist David Leonhardt) and occasionally four strings for a cheerful set of ballads and originals. The project is listed as "a personal tribute to the rhythms of Mother Nature," and all of the song titles (other than the original calypso "Amandla") have something to do with either the seasons or the sky, but fortunately, the date is far from being a reverent set of new age music. In fact, despite the mostly relaxed tempos, it is one of David Newman's stronger straight-ahead efforts and is easily recommended, particularly for Newman's appealing tenor playing. Highlights include "Up Jumped Spring," "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square," and the title cut.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/1996
UPC: 0794044131423
catalogNumber: 1314

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Performance Credits

David "Fathead" Newman   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Leonhardt   Piano
Ronald Carbone   Strings
Bryan Carrott   Vibes
Winard Harper   Drums
Charles Libove   Strings
Eugene J. Moye   Strings
Steve Novosel   Bass
Matthew Raimondi   Strings
Torrie Zito   Conductor

Technical Credits

David Leonhardt   Arranger
James Farber   Engineer
Bob Freedman   Arranger
David "Fathead" Newman   Producer
Jim Wood   Art Direction
Tommy Wolf   Composer
Jim Geisler   Executive Producer
Fran Landesman   Composer

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