David Newman – Bigger & Better (1968) [2012 Japan]

Artist: David Newman (David "Fathead" Newman)
Title: Bigger & Better [Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000]
Year Of Release: 2012 (1968)
Label: Warner Japan [WPCR-27128]
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz Blues
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log,scans)
Total Time: 31:51
Total Size: 409 MB

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The sessions that resulted in Bigger & Better feature Newman with a string section and studio musicians for forgettable versions of two Beatles songs, a pair of Sam Cooke R&B pieces and a couple of lesser items. David "Fathead" Newman probaly is not the best saxophone player you will ever listen to. But he is a lyrical player and he has such a signature sound that you just got to love him. Like Hank Mobley, David "Fat Head" Newman kinda gets lost in the shuffle when you compare him to Sonny, Trane, Dexter, or even Stanley Turrentine!
01 – Yesterday
02 – And I Love Her
03 – The Thirteenth Floor
04 – Ain’t That Good News
05 – A Change Is Gonna Come
06 – For Sylvia
David Newman – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, flute
Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman, Jimmy Owens – trumpet
Benny Powell – trombone
Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone
Henry Haywood, Jerome Richardson – baritone saxophone
George Stubbs – piano
Billy Butler, Eric Gale – guitar
Richard Davis – bass
Chuck Rainey – electric bass
Bernard Purdie – drums
Winston Collymore, Leo Cruczek, Richard Elias, Emanuel Green, Leo Kahn, Gene Orloff, Matthew Raimondi – violin
Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke – viola
Kermit Moore – cello




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