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David "Fathead" Newman

Born: Feb 24, 1933 in Corsicana, TX
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Died: Jan 20, 2009 in Kingston, NY
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock, Blues
Biography: As a teenager, David Newman played professionally around Dallas and Fort Worth with Charlie Parker's mentor, Buster Smith, and also with Ornette Coleman in a band led by tenor saxophonist Red Connors. In the early '50s, Newman worked locally with such R&B musicians as Lowell Fulson and T-Bone Walker. ...Read full biography
The Blessing
Released: 2009
Label: Highnote Records, Inc.
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David "Fathead" Newman's final recording session took place just a few weeks before his death from pancreatic cancer. Although he obviously doesn't exhibit the power heard on his earlier recordings, like ...Read full review
Song for the New Man
Released: 2004
Label: High Note
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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 ...Read full review
More David "Fathead" Newman albums: Main Albums (37), Compilations (19), DVD/Video (1)
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