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It's Mister Fathead

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hard Times
  2. Weird Beard
  3. Willow Weep For Me
  4. Bill For Bennie
  5. Sweet Eyes
  6. Fathead
  7. Mean To Me
  8. Tin Tin Deo
  9. Batista's Groove
  10. Skylark
  11. Night Of Nisan
  12. Cousin Slim
  13. Summertime
  14. Congo Chant

Disc: 2

  1. Unchain My Heart
  2. Cellar Groove
  3. Alto Sauce
  4. Hello There
  5. Scufflin'
  6. Esther's Melody
  7. Lady Day
  8. I Wish You Love
  9. One Room Paradise
  10. Little Sister
  11. Miss Minnie
  12. Just Like A Woman
  13. House Of David
  14. Blue New
  15. The Holy Land


Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 24, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: 32 Jazz
  • ASIN: B000006C5F
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #346,480 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Plato's notion was that objects in the real world are but imperfect reflections of ideal objects that exist in a perfect world. Sometimes one of the objects in our world is so close to the ideal that you can't tell the difference. This is one of those times.
During the fifties, when Ray Charles was touring with his hits like "What'd I Say", "Talking About You", etc., he thought that his band, and his tenor man, David Newman, were so strong that they needed to record a straight ahead jazz album. That album was released as "Ray Charles Presents David Newman", and is one of the four albums include in this 2 CD set. This is the album I'm reviewing.
What is extraordinary about this band is the ensemble sound. This was Ray Charles' band, playing to Ray Charles' audience. There was no jive here, no academia, no experiments, no wanna be's. This music is as close to the bone as it gets, and, at the same time, it is completely original. These players were all absolute masters, and they were playing music the likes of which had never been played before. It is so perfect it seems timeless.
The lineup was trumpet, tenor and baritone sax, and a rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums. Six men. The charts are extraordinary, written by Bennie 'Hank' Crawford. I read recently that Quincy Jones also had a hand in. Particularly, check out the cut "Sweet Eyes", an original by Crawford. This small band sounds as powerful as the Maynard Ferguson big band, they hit very hard and the drive is relentless. I think "Sweet Eyes" is the one of the best small band charts ever written. The Platonic ideal.
Regardless of how good a band is, it's the soloist's job to take it to another level.
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This 2 CD set is priceless music. There are 4 original LPs included: "Fathead/Ray Charles Presents David Newman", "Straight Ahead", "Fathead Comes On", "House of David". This series was produced by the genius of Joel Dorn.

Newman's artistry is as brilliant as it is fine for each song flows into the next as if threads to a tapestry. Sweet and soulful, the passion that is in Newman's music is highly infectious. When this treasure is gone, it will be as hard to find as a needle in a haystack. Connoisseurs will never part with this fine masterpiece collection.
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By Tom on October 15, 2004
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Great 4Lp set on 2 cd very hard to find now. Highly recommend!!!
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