Following the barrage of publicity that attended his discovery in the mid-1950s, Phineas Newborn, Jr. had his 15 minutes of fame. Then he all but dropped out of sight, performing in public only sporadically. Despite illnesses and injuries, Newborn never lost his formidable technique or the inspired creativity that made him a jazz pianist often compared with such masters as Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson. In the 1960s, Newborn made a series of albums for Contemporary that brought him together with some of the premier jazz bassists and drummers. In this album, he is heard with two great rhythm teams. The program includes pieces by Monk, Rollins, Davis, Powell, and Ellington.
with Leroy Vinnegar, Milt Turner, Sam Jones, Louis Hayes