Newman, David “Fathead”

High Note, 2008CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 14.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Veteran sax/flute man “Fathead” Newman leads star studded unit with Curtis Fuller (tb), Cedar Walton (p), Peter Washington (b) and Yoron Isreal (d). They play a combination of covers and originals. “Cedar’s Blues” has an infectious groove that rolls into “My Full House”. The pace drops on a mellow arrangement of “Skylark”. “Mama-Lou” features Newman playing flute breathing fresh air into this upbeat tune, one of the best of the bunch. David continues to churn out good sessions for High Note each year bringing strong teams, fresh arrangements and a lot of class!


Publicist: Jazz Depot