Newman, David “Fathead”

High Note, 2004CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 11.1

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is more than a dedication to the late Ray Charles. The bond between Newman and Charles was one of friendship, respect and great musical harmony. The liner notes describe it well. These eight songs are classics that David played with Ray during their ten+ years together. The warmth of his sax evokes warm memories of Charles. Listen to “Georgia On My Mind” to feel it. Both musicians were/are well versed at playing jazz, soul and R&B. They focus on playing tunes that the listener will enjoy. This approach has led to several successful releases for ‘Fathead’. This is another very good release with a lot to enjoy.