Joe Newman Quintet


Jive At Five

  • Release Date: 23 Jan 1990
  • OJCCD-419-2

Joe Newman (1922-1992), born in New Orleans and steeped in jazz under the guidance of his pianist father, had been a versatile and respected trumpeter since he joined Lionel Hampton in 1941 at the age of 19. An integral part of the Count Basie band for a total of 12 years, Newman took his Basie colleagues bassist Eddie Jones and tenor saxophonist Frank Wess into the studio in 1960 for a relaxed quintet session that also included pianist Tommy Flanagan and drummer Oliver Jackson. The music con… MORE