Jr. Phineas Newborn


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Phineas Newborn, Jr. (December 14, 1931 in Whiteville, Tennessee - May 26, 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee) was an American jazz pianist, whose principal influences were Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell. Newborn came from a musical family with his father, Phineas Newborn, Sr., being a blues musician and his younger brother, Calvin, a jazz guitarist. Phineas studied piano as well as trumpet, and tenor and baritone saxophone. Before moving on to work with Lionel Hampton, Charles Mingus, and others, Newborn first played in an R&B band led by his father on drums, Tuff Green on bass and his brother Calvin on guitar. The group also included future Hi Records star Willie Mitchell and Ben Br... Continue Bio >>


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