Recordings on CD


CELLAR GROOVE
David Fathead Newman & The Tilden Webb Trio

Cellar Live Records © 2013

David Fathead Newman - The Blessing

Recorded December 11th & 12th, 2004 at
Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver, B.C.
by Chris Gestrin

Available February 24, 2014

Featuring

  • David "Fathead" Newman—Tenor, Alto Saxophone & Flute
  • Tilden Webb—Piano
  • Jodi Proznick—Acoustic Bass
  • Jesse Cahill—Drums

Track Listing

Cellar Groove * The Cookie * Lady J * Hard Times * This I Dig of You * Cristo Redentor * Roundabout * A Night In Tunisia * The Gift

Dedication

As both a musician and man, David Newman expressed exxtreme elegance. His manner was understated. He was an unusually handsome man who carried himself with dignity and grace. He walked through the world with quiet confidence. His spoken voice, like his musical voice, was warm and loving. His tender soul was evident in everything he said and played.

In jazz's hard-edged culture, gentlement are rare. David was the very model of a gentle man. By the time he had reached his late twenties, he had risen to the rank of a musical master, yet never with the slightest hint of self-congratulatory conceit. For all his humility, his storied six-decade career is a model of deep and enduring work.

His mentors spoke readily of his prodigious talent.

"I heard him as more than a sideman," said Lowell Fulson, the great bluesman with whom Newman played in the early fifties. "I heard him as a star in his own right."

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The Soulful Mr. Newman

HighNote Records © 2011
3-CD SET

David 'Fathead' Newman - The Soulful Mr. Newman

Available in Stores
Through Head Music

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Track Listing

Disc One

1. SONG FOR THE NEW MAN
2. THEM THAT GOT (I AIN'T GOT NOTHING YET)
3. WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
4. UNSPEAKABLE TIMES
5. LONESOME HEAD
6. NAIMA
7. PHAROAH'S GOLD
8. ASIA BEAT
9. GEORGIA ON MY MIND

Disc Two

1. SHAKABU
2. THE BLESSING
3. IT HAD TO BE YOU
4. NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
5. LITTLE SONNY'S TUNE
6. GOLDFINGER
7. AUTUMN IN NEW YORK
8. AS TIME GOES BY
9. KEEP THE SPIRITS SINGING
10. UNCHAIN MY HEART

Disc Three

1. MY FULL HOUSE
2. FREEDOM JAZZ DANCE
3. CHELSEA BRIDGE
4. iNVITATION
5. AMANDLA
6. SKJ
7. DROWN IN MY TEARS
8. SUKI DUKI
9. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

The Blessing

HighNote Records © 2009

David Fathead Newman - The Blessing

Available in Stores April 2009
Through Head Music

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Featuring

  • David "Fathead" Newman—Tenor Saxophone & Flute
  • David Leonhardt—Piano
  • Steve Nelson—Vibes
  • Peter Bernstein—Guitar
  • John Menegon—Bass
  • Yoron Israel—Drums

Track Listing

SKJ * Someone to Watch Over Me *As Time Goes By *Manha de Carnival * Smile * Romantic Night * Chelsea Bridge * Whispers of Contentment * The Blessing

Tribute

David Newman was a musician's musician. Whenever someone wanted to add something special to their own recording, they called ‘Fathead.’ His horn graced the recordings of such diverse artists as Ray Charles, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Jane Monheit, the Average White Band, Queen Latifah and others. Sadly, this was to be David's last recording but it finds no decline in his creativity or his formidable chops. Ever the master, David leads a band of his friends and preferred sidemen in a fine session caught at the famed Rudy Van Gelder Studio. David's authoritative playing sums up a lifetime of experience and grants us a look at his final intensely personal thoughts on music and, by extension, life itself.

 

David Fathead Newman - Diamondhead

Diamondhead
HighNote Records © 2008

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Life

Life
HighNote Records © 2007

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David 'Fathead' Newman - Cityscape

Cityscape
HighNote Records 2006

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David 'Fathead' Newman - I Remember Brother Ray

I Remember Brother Ray
HighNote Records 2005

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David 'Fathead' Newman - Song for the New Man

Song for the New Man
HighNote Records 2004

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Read CD inserta review by John Murph, regular writer for JazzTimes, Down Beat, JazzWise, VIBE, and The Washington City Paper.


"The Gift"

"The Gift" - Released January 21, 2003

The Gift

HighNote Records 2003

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Davey Blue
Davey Blue
HighNote Records 2001

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Keep the Spirits Singing
HighNote Records 2001


Captain Buckles
Label M 2000


Chillin'
HighNote Records 1999
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It's Mr. Fathead
Atlantic Records 1998


Under A Woodstock Moon
Kokopelli Records 1996


Mr. Gentle, Mr. Cool
Kokopelli Records 1994


Bigger and Better
Atlantic Records 1993


Blue Head
Candid Records 1990


Blue Greens and Beans

Timeless Records 1990


Bluesiana Triangle
Windham Hill Records 1990


Fire! Live at the Village Vanguard
Atlantic Records 1989
 

Heads Up
Atlantic Records 1987


Lone Star Legend
Atlantic Records 1981

David's Complete Discography 


Fathead: Ray Charles Presents "Fathead"
Atlantic Records 1959

Wide Open Spaces
Produced by Cannonball; Adderley; Riverside 1960

Straight Ahead
Atlantic Records 1962

Fathead Comes On
Atlantic Records 1963

Bigger and Better
Atlantic Records 1967

The Best of David Newman
Atlantic Records 1968

The Weapon
Atlantic Records 1969

The Many Facets of David 'Fathead' Newman
Atlantic Records 1970

Lonely Avenue
Atlantic Records 1971

Captain Buckles
Atlantic Records 1972

Newmanism
Atlantic Records 1973

Double Barreled Soul
Atlantic Records 1973

Mr. Fathead
Warner Bros. 1974

Front Money
Warner Bros. 1975

Concrete Jungle
Prestige 1976

Keep the Dream Alive
Prestige 1977

Scratch My Back
Prestige 1978

Resurgence
Muse Records 1980

Still Hard Times
Muse Records 1981

Lone Star Legend
Atlantic Records 1981

Retrun to the Wide Open Spaces
Amazing Records 1982

Back to Basics
Prestige 1987

Heads Up
Atlantic Records 1987

Fire! Live at the Village Vanguard
Atlantic Records 1990

Blue Head
Candid Records 1990

Blue Greens and Beans
Timeless Records 1990

Blusiana Triangle
Windham Hill Records 1990

House of David
The David "Fathead" Newman Anthology

Atlantic Records 1993

Mr. Gentle, Mr. Cool
Kokopelli Records 1994

Under A Woodstock Moon
Kokopelli Records 1995

It's Mr. Fathead
Atlantic Records 1997

Chillin'
HighNote Records 1999

Captain Buckles
Label M 2000

Keep The Spirits Singing
HighNote 2001

Davey Blue
HighNote Records 2001

The Gift
HighNote Records 2003

Song for the New Man
HighNote Records 2004

I Remember Brother Ray
HighNote Records 2005

Cityscape
HighNote Records 2006

Life
HighNote Records 2007

Diamondhead
HighNote Records 2008

The Blessing
HighNote Records 2009

 

The albums above are David's recordings as a leader.
David has also recorded with...

 

  • Aretha Franklin on "Soul 69"
  • Natalie Cole on her "Unforgettable" Album
  • T-Bone Walker on "Rare Bone" and
  • B.B. King on "There Must Be a Better World" and
    "The Music of Louis Jordan"

David has also recorded with Little Jimmy Scott, Donnie Hathaway, Freddie King, and Ben E. King and appeared in the major motion picture "Kansas City"

While some of David's earlier releases will now only be found in
"vintage vinyl" type stores, many are available on CD
through major music distributors such as

CDNow or Amazon.com

 

 

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