Phineas Newborn Jr. Catalog

1953 (age 22)

Phineas Newborn - How High The Moon / 'Round Midnight  (Peacock's Progressive Jazz 500)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
Houston, TX, 1953
ACA 2416How High The Moon
ACA 2417'Round Midnight

1956

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Here Is Phineas  (Atlantic LP 1235)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, May 3, 1956
1977Daahoud
1978All The Things You Are
1980Barbados
1981Afternoon In Paris
Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass -1,2) Kenny Clarke (drums -1,2)
NYC, May 4, 1956
1. 1982Celia
2. 1985I'm Beginning To See The Light
3. 1986The More I See You
4. 1987Newport Blues
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1235.

Phineas Newborn - Phineas' Rainbow  (RCA Victor LPM-1421)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) George Joyner (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, October 16, 1956
G2JB7825Angel Eyes
G2JB7821Stairway To The Stars
G2JB7820She (She Means Everything To Me)
G2JB7824Autumn In New York
same personnel
NYC, October 19, 1956
G2JB7826Overtime
G2JB7827Clarisse
G2JB7828What Is This Thing Called Love
same personnel
NYC, October 22, 1956
G2JB7897Come To Baby, Do!
G2JB7831Land's End
G2JB7830Tin Tin Deo

1957

Phineas Newborn Jr. - While My Lady Sleeps  (RCA Victor LPM-1474)

Victor Arno, Len Atkins, Israel Baker, Jack Gasselin, Benny Gill, Henry Hill, Carl LaMagna, Marvin Limonick, Dan Lube, Alfred Lustgarten, Ralph Shaeffer, Jerry Vinci, Eunice Wennermark (violin) Cecil Figelski, Al Harshman, Abraham Hochstein, Harry Hymans, Lou Kievman, Joe Reilich (viola) Ray Kramer, Ed Lustgarten (cello) George Neikrug (cello, viola) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) George Joyner (bass) Alvin Stoller (drums) Dennis Farnon (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 23, 1957
H2JB0483While My Lady Sleeps
H2JB0485Bali Ha'i
H2JB0482Moonlight In Vermont
H2JB0484Don't You Know I Care
H2JB0481Lazy Mood
H2JB0486Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
same personnel
NYC, April 24, 1957
H2JB0488It's Easy To Remember
H2JB0489If I Should Lose You
H2JB0487I'm Old Fashioned

Phineas Newborn Jr. Plays Harold Arlen's Music From Jamaica  (RCA Victor LPM-1589)

Ernie Royal (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Jerome Richardson (tenor sax, flute) Sahib Shihab (baritone, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Les Spann (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Francisco Pozo, Willie Rodriguez (congas, bongos, timbales) A.K. Salim (arranger)
NYC, September 7, 1957
H2JB6479Hooray For De Yankee Dollar
H2JB6300For Every Fish
H2JB6478Take It Slow, Joe
H2JB6477Pity De Sunset
same personnel
NYC, September 8, 1957
H2JB6480Little Biscuit
H2JB6481Push De Button
Nick Ferrante (trumpet) replaces Royal
NYC, September 9, 1957
H2JB6482Savanna
H2JB6483Cocoanut Sweet
H2JB6496Napoleon
H2JB6497Pretty To Talk With

Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings  (Debut 12DCD-4402-2)

Curtis Porter (flute) Charles Mingus (piano, percussion, voice) Dannie Richmond (drums) Jimmy Knepper, Horace Parlan or Phineas Newborn, Clarence Shaw (percussion)
NYC, probably October or late 1957 or 1958
Untitled Percussion Composition

1958

Phineas Newborn Jr. And Trio - Fabulous Phineas  (RCA Victor LPM-1873)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) George Joyner (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, March 28, 1958
J2JB2455-4Sugar Ray
J2JB2458-4Pamela
J2JB2456-3I'll Remember April
J2JB2457-6Back Home
same personnel
NYC, April 3, 1958
J2JB2623-3What's New
J2JB2622-2Forty-Five Degree Angle
J2JB2621-?No Moon At All
J2JB2624-2Cherokee

Phineas Newborn Plays Again!  (Blue Moon (Sp) BMCD 1617)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Carlo Loffredo (bass) Sergio Pisi (drums)
Rome, Italy, May 28, 1958
Night In Tunisia
Nica's Dream
Airegin
Bag's Groove
C Jam Blues
Walkin'

Oscar Pettiford - First Bass  (IAJRC CD 1010)

Lee Konitz (alto sax) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Phineas Newborn (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Free Trade Hall", Manchester, England, September 20, 1958
Yardbird Suite
Bohemia After Dark
Phineas Newborn (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Concert Hall", Stockholm, Sweden, September 22 & 23, 1958
Laverne Walk
Stardust
All The Things You Are

Phineas Newborn - Stockholm Jam Session, Volume 1  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-36025)

Benny Bailey (trumpet) Phineas Newborn (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Rune Carlsson (drums) with unknown (trombone) unknown (baritone sax)
Stockholm, Sweden, September 22, 1958
I'll Remember April
Ladybird (aka Half Nelson)
Undecided
All Of You
Woody'n You

Phineas Newborn - Stockholm Jam Session, Volume 2  (SteepleChase (D) SCCD-36026)

Benny Bailey (trumpet) Phineas Newborn (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Rune Carlsson (drums) with unknown (trombone) unknown (baritone sax): same session
Stockholm, Sweden, September 22, 1958
Confirmation
Vierd Blues
My Ship
Walkin'
Celia
It's You Or No One

Roy Haynes With Phineas Newborn, Paul Chambers - We Three  (New Jazz NJLP 8210)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958
1648Sneakin' Around
1649Reflection
1650Sugar Ray
1651Our Delight
1652Solitaire
1653After Hours
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-196, OJCCD-196-2.

1959

Young Men From Memphis - Down Home Reunion  (United Artists UAL 4029)

Booker Little, Louis Smith (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto sax) George Coleman (tenor sax) Phineas Newborn (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) George Joyner (bass) Charles Crosby (drums)
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, April 15, 1959
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Blue 'N' Boogie
Phineas Newborn (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) George Joyner (bass) Charles Crosby (drums)
After Hours
Frank Strozier (alto sax) Phineas Newborn (piano) George Joyner (bass) Charles Crosby (drums)
Star Eyes
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5029, UAL 4084, UAS 5084.

Piano Portraits By Phineas Newborn  (Roulette R-52031)

Phineas Newborn (piano) John Simmons (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
NYC, June 17, 1959
Sweet And Lovely
For All We Know
same personnel
NYC, June 18, 1959
Just In Time
Blues Theme For Left Hand Only
13974Chelsea Bridge
Star Eyes
Caravan
It's Alright With Me
Golden Earrings
I Can't Get Started
** also issued on Roulette SR-52031.
** part of Vogue (E) VJD 561.

Phineas Newborn - I Love A Piano  (Roulette R-52043)

Phineas Newborn (piano) John Simmons (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same personnel
NYC, October 26, 27, 28 & 29, 1959
Ain't Misbehavin'
Take The "A" Train
Real Gone Guy
Undecided
Ivy League Blues
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
I've Got The World On A String
The Midnight Sun Never Sets
Love And Marriage
Give Me The Simple Life
** also issued on Roulette SR-52043.
** part of Vogue (E) VJD 561.

1961 (age 30)

Howard McGhee, Teddy Edwards - Together Again!  (Contemporary M 3588)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, May 15 & 17, 1961
Together Again
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Up There
Perhaps
Misty
Sandy
** also issued on Contemporary S 7588; Original Jazz Classics OJC-424, OJCCD-424-2.

Howard McGhee - Maggie's Back In Town!!  (Contemporary M 3596)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, June 26, 1961
Demon Chase
Willow Weep For Me
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
Sunset Eyes
Maggie's Back In Town
Summertime
Brownie Speaks
** also issued on Contemporary S 7596; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-693-2.

Helyne Stewart - Love Moods  (Contemporary M 3601)

Teddy Edwards (tenor sax, arranger) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums) Helyne Stewart (vocals)
Hollywood, CA, August 21 & 22, 1961
I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
That Old Feeling
This Love Of Mine
Why Don't You Do Right
Easy To Love
Besame Mucho
This Can't Be Love
** also issued on Contemporary S 7601; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-1020-2.

Teddy Edwards - Good Gravy!  (Contemporary M 3592)

Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, August 23, 1961
A Little Later
On Green Dolphin Street
** also issued on Contemporary S 7592; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-661-2.

Phineas Newborn Jr. - A World Of Piano!  (Contemporary M 3600)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, October 16, 1961
Cheryl
Manteca
Lush Life
Dahoud
Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, November 21, 1961
Oleo
Juicy Lucy
For Carl
Cabu
** also issued on Contemporary S 7600; Original Jazz Classics OJC-175, OJCCD-175-2.

The Great Jazz Piano Of Phineas Newborn Jr.  (Contemporary M 3611)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums): same session
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, November 21, 1961
Celia
This Here
Domingo
Prelude To A Kiss
Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Milt Turner (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, September 12, 1962
Well, You Needn't
Theme For Basie
New Blues
Four
** also issued on Contemporary S 7611; Original Jazz Classics OJC-388, OJCCD-388-2.

1962

Phineas Newborn Jr., Jimmy Smith - Jazz Scene USA  (Shanachie 6313)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums)
NYC?, 1962
Theme For Basie
Lush Life
Blues For The Left Hand Only
New Blues
Oleo

1964

Phineas Newborn Jr. - The Newborn Touch  (Contemporary M 3615)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, April 1, 1964
A Walkin' Thing
Double Play
The Sermon (Left Hand Only)
Diane
The Blessing
Grooveyard
Blue Daniel
Hard To Find
Pazmuerte
Be Deedle Dee Do
** also issued on Contemporary S 7615; Original Jazz Classics OJC-270, OJCCD-270-2.

Phineas Newborn Jr. - The Newborn Touch  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-270-2)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Frank Butler (drums): same session
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, April 1, 1964
Good Lil' Man
Be Deedle Dee Do (alternate take)
** reissue of Contemporary M 3615 + 2 bonus tracks.

1969

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Please Send Me Someone To Love  (Contemporary S 7622)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, February 12 & 13, 1969
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Rough Ridin'
Come Sunday
Brentwood Blues
He's A Real Gone Guy
Black Coffee
Little Niles
Stay On It
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-947-2.

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Harlem Blues  (Contemporary S 7634)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums): same session
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, February 12 & 13, 1969
Harlem Blues
Sweet And Lovely
Little Girl Blue
Ray's Idea
Stella By Starlight
Tenderly
Cookin' At The Continental
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-662-2.

1974 (age 43)

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Solo Piano  (Atlantic SD 1672)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano)
Ardent Recording Studios, Memphis, TN, January, 1974
30539Together Again (as Up There)
30540Serenade In Blue / Where Is The Love
30541Lorraine's Walk / Willow Weep For Me
30542Nica's Dream
30543Goodbye / Flamingo
30544Live And Love / One For Horace
30545Bouncing With Bud
30546Memphis Blues
30547The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
30548Out Of This World
30549Giant Steps / Everything I Have Is Yours / Where Is The Love (reprise)

1975

Phineas Newborn - Solo  (L+R (G) CDLR 45020)

Phineas Newborn (piano)
Memphis, TN, 1975
Medley I: Stompin' At The Savoy / Easy Living / How High The Moon
The Breeze And I
Medley II: Nature Boy / Day Of Wine And Roses
Confirmation
Might As Well Be Spring
Love Me Or Leave Me
Temptation

1976

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Back Home  (Contemporary C 7648)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Contemporary Records' Studio, Hollywood, CA, September 17 & 18, 1976
Sugar Ray
Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good)
Watch What Happens
No Moon At All
Back Home
On Green Dolphin Street
Pamela
Love For Sale
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-971-2.

Phineas Newborn - Look Out - Phineas Is Back!  (Pablo 2310-801)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jimmie Smith (drums)
RCA Studios, Los Angeles, CA, December 7 & 8, 1976
Salt Peanuts
The Man I Love
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Abbers Song
Tamarind Blues
Night In Tunisia
Sometimes I'm Happy
Donald's Dream
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-866-2.

Phineas Newborn - Look Out - Phineas Is Back!  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-866-2)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Jimmie Smith (drums): same session
RCA Studios, Los Angeles, CA, December 7 & 8, 1976
Just In Time
** reissue of Pablo 2310-801 + 1 bonus track.

1977

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Phineas Is Genius  (Philips (J) RJ-7420)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Allen Jackson (bass) Frank Gant (drums)
"Sankei Hall", Osaka, Japan, September 5, 1977
Our Delight
Lil' Darlin'
Sugar Ray
Tin Tin Deo
'Round Midnight
Theme For Basie
To The Bullet Train
Manteca
Blues For The Left Hand Only

1979

Phineas Newborn Jr. - Tivoli Encounter  (Storyville (D) STCD 8221)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Jesper Lundgaard (bass) Bjarne Rostvold (drums)
"Jazzhus Slukefter", Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 16, 1979
Lady Be Good
Don't Blame Me
Daahoud
Medley: Billie's Bounce / Walkin'
Sweet And Lovely
On Green Dolphin Street
Nica's Dream
Medley: Trees / Tea For Two
Oleo
Night In Tunisia
I'll Remember April

1986 (age 55)

Phineas Newborn Jr. - C Jam Blues  (Paddle Wheel (J) 220R-50511)

Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums)
Sage & Sand Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, September 2, 3 & 4, 1986
C Jam Blues
Night In Tunisia
The Champ
Body And Soul
Take The "A" Train
Harlem Blues
Sophisticated Lady
Bye Bye Blackbird
** also issued on Paddle Wheel (J) 292E-6048.

1987

Phineas Newborn - I've Something To Say  (EmArcy (J) 20PJ-10148)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Jamil Nasser (bass) Tony Reedus (drums)
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, November 11 & 12, 1987
Not Really The Blues
One For Horace
Bag's Groove
Embraceable You (Left Hand Only)
Jate
Satin Doll
I've Something To Say
Twelfth Street Rag
Everything I Have Is Yours
** also issued on EmArcy (J) 32JD-10148.

Phineas Newborn - I've Something To Say  (EmArcy (J) 32JD-10148)

Phineas Newborn (piano) Jamil Nasser (bass) Tony Reedus (drums): same session
Clinton Recording Studios, NYC, November 11 & 12, 1987
Bag's Groove (alternate take)
** reissue of EmArcy (J) 20PJ-10148 + 1 bonus track.