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David "Fathead" Newman

As a teenager, David Newman played professionally around Dallas and Fort Worth with Charlie Parker's mentor, Buster Smith, and also with Ornette Coleman in a band led by tenor saxophonist Red Connors. In the early '50s, Newman worked locally with such R&B musicians as Lowell Fulson and T-Bone Walker. In 1952, Newman formed his longest-lasting and most important musical association with Ray Charles, who had played piano in Fulson's group. Newman stayed with Charles' band from 1954-1964, while concurrently recording as a leader and a sideman with, among others, his hometown associate, tenor saxophonist James Clay. Upon leaving Charles, Newman stayed in Dallas for two years. He then moved to New York, where he recorded under King Curtis and Eddie Harris; he also played many commercial and soul dates. Newman returned to Charles for a brief time in 1970-1971; from 1972-1974 he played with Red Garland and Herbie Mann. Newman parlayed the renown he gained from his experience with Charles into a fairly successful recording career. In the '60s and '70s, he recorded a series of heavily orchestrated, pop-oriented sides for Atlantic and in the '80s he led the occasional hard bop session, but Newman's métier was as an ace accompanist. Throughout his career, he recorded with a variety of non-jazz artists; Newman's brawny, arrogant tenor sound graced the albums of Aretha Franklin, Dr. John, and many others. It is, in fact, Newman's terse, earthy improvisations with Charles that remain his most characteristic work. Newman began a productive relationship with HighNote Records at the close of the 1990s, releasing an impressive series of albums, including Chillin' (1999), Keep the Spirits Singing (2001), Davey Blue (2001), The Gift (2003), Song for the New Man (2004), I Remember Brother Ray (a moving tribute to Ray Charles released in 2005), Cityscape (2006), and Life (2007). Diamondhead followed in 2008. Newman passed on January 20, 2009, from pancreatic cancer. ~ Chris Kelsey, Rovi
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Fathead Newman. Class a t w. Every time.!
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Top notch all the way...now there was a MAN!!
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DRIVING SOUTH ON THE HENRY HUDSON INTO THE CITY WITH A LIGHT RAIN...WHAT A MOOD
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I'm an old fogey. Love this kind of music. I'll live jazz 'till I die. Just a child of the 50's & 60's.
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harpmeister
saw him and curtis in worcester at the ecotarium. what a show and also at chans. miss him
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I love Fathead..I was lucky enough to see him right before he passed..He played great..I got his autograph... w o n d e r f u l saxophone player..rc
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mooyoo.77
I was lucky enough to catch "fathead at the univ.of maryland right after ray died,man what an emotional show, he was in tribute that nite.

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