James Clay & David "Fathead" Newman


The Sound Of The Wide Open Spaces

  • Release Date: 20 Oct 1989
  • OJCCD-1075-2

The spaces the title of this CD alludes to are those found in and over Texas, the state that produced James Clay and David "Fathead" Newman. When they met in the Riverside studios in 1960, Clay and Newman were the latest in a succession of Texas tenors who had energized jazz since the 1920s. Whether swing-era stompers (Illinois Jacquet and Arnett Cobb), rhythm-and-blues veterans (Newman), or bebop-and-beyonders (Clay and Booker Ervin), tenor saxophonists from Texas had heft in their… MORE