Phineas Newborn, Jr. Similar Artists

Carmell Jones - 100% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
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William Carmell Jones, 19 July 1936, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, d. 7 November 1996, Kansas City, USA. After attracting favourable attention for his trumpet playing in bands in the Kansas City area, Jones moved to Los Angeles in 1961, where he joined Bud Shank for an engagement at the Drift Inn, Malibu. He recorded with this group and later worked with Gerald Wilson and the Re Read more

Leroy Vinnegar - 37% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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13 July 1928, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, d. 2 August 1999, Portland, Oregon, USA. After teaching himself to play bass, Vinnegar worked in clubs in the Chicago area (including the Beehive), accompanying jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker, before moving to the west coast in 1954. He immediately made an impact on the local music scene, then in the middle of the ‘cool j Read more

Jimmy Rowles - 31% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James George Hunter, 19 August 1918, Spokane, Washington, USA, d. 28 May 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. A self-taught pianist, Rowles first attracted wide attention in Southern California in the early 40s as a member of small groups led by Slim Gaillard, Lester Young and others. It was at this time that he struck up a friendship with Ben Webster that was to last for man Read more

Hampton Hawes - 29% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 November 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 22 May 1977, Los Angeles, California, USA. Born into a musical family (his mother played piano for the church run by his Presbyterian minister father), Hawes taught himself to play piano by listening to records of 30s jazz piano giants, among them Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines and Fats Waller. He began to play professionally Read more

Ricky Ford - 28% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Allen Ford, 4 March 1954, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Ford started to play drums, then changed to tenor saxophone at the age of 15, inspired by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Ran Blake heard him playing in a Boston Club and persuaded him to study music at the New England Conservatory. (Blake later invited him to play on several albums too, including Rapport, Short Life Of Barb Read more

Junko Onishi - 24% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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16 April 1967, Kyoto, Japan. Raised in Tokyo, Onishi studied classical piano meanwhile developing an interest in jazz and in particular the work of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Ornette Coleman. After moving to the USA, she studied at the Berklee College Of Music then moved to New York City. There, she worked with Betty Carter, Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano Read more

Walt Dickerson - 23% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Walter Roland Dickerson, 16 April 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Vibraphonist Dickerson first made his mark in California in the late 50s, leading a group that included Andrew Hill and Andrew Cyrille. He moved to New York in 1960 and played with avant garde jazz musicians such as John Coltrane and Sun Ra, the latter of whom appeared as a sideman on his Impressions Of Read more

Vincent Herring - 22% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 November 1964, Hopkinsville, New York, USA. Herring idolizes Cannonball Adderley and was chosen by Cannonball’s brother Nat Adderley to play in the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band. He recorded a number of albums with Adderley including Workin’, We Remember Cannon, The Old Country, Autumn Leaves and Talkin’ Bout You. Before that, in July 1984, when his band Read more

Red Holloway - 20% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Blues Jazz
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Teddy Charles - 19% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Charles Cohen, 13 April 1928, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA. After studying percussion at the New York Juilliard School of Music, Charles worked in a number of late-swing era big bands, including those led by Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. From the late 40s onwards he performed with numerous small groups, some of which were still dedicated to swing, but his inte Read more

Walt Weiskopf - 19% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1959, Augusta, Georgia, USA. Raised in upstate New York where he attended the Eastman School of Music, Weiskopf played alto saxophone in his teens but when he joined Buddy Rich’s big band early in the 80s it was on tenor. He then went into another big band, this one led by Toshiko Akiyoshi, and also performed with his own small groups. He was also busy writing original Read more

Charles McPherson - 18% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1939, Joplin, Missouri, USA. Often dismissed as a Charlie Parker copyist, McPherson is in fact more than a simple revivalist. While the style in which he plays, bebop, is now outmoded, it is one with which he grew up, and he plays it with fire and conviction. His family moved to Detroit when he was aged nine, and it was at high school, a few years later, that he star Read more

Bud Powell - 17% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Rudolph Powell, 27 September 1924, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA, d. 31 July 1966, New York City, New York, USA. After learning to play the piano in the classical tradition while still a child, Powell began working around New York’s Coney Island, where he played in a band featuring Valaida Snow around 1940. During the next couple of years he became a regular Read more

Curtis Counce - 17% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Curtis Lee Counce, 23 January 1926, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, d. 31 July 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA. After studying various instruments, bass player Counce gained professional experience playing with Nat Towles’ territory band in the early 40s. He subsequently worked for three years with Edgar Hayes. By the end of the decade Counce had begun a period of intens Read more

McCoy Tyner - 17% match to Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred McCoy Tyner, 11 December 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Beginning in his early teens, Tyner studied piano formally for several years before joining the jazztet led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer in 1959. The following year he joined John Coltrane, with whom he had previously gigged in Philadelphia. He remained with Coltrane until 1965 in what became known as t Read more


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