Joe Newman

Genres: Jazz
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Decades: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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7 September 1922, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 4 July 1992, New York City, New York, USA. After playing with and leading a college band, trumpeter Newman joined Lionel Hampton in 1941. Two years later he joined Count Basie at the start of a long association. In the late 40s and early 50s he spent some time in bands led by Illinois Jacquet and J.C. Heard and also led his own bands for club and record dates. By 1952 he was back in the Basie fold and he remained with the band, handling most of the trumpet solos, until 1961. Subsequently, he toured worldwide, usually as a solo act, but occasionally in specially formed bands such as those led by Benny Goodman and Hampton. He also became active in jazz education. This pattern of work continued throughout the 80s and into the early 90s. A powerful player with a wide repertoire, Newman’s style acknowledged latter-day developments in jazz trumpet while remaining rooted in the concepts of his great idol, Louis...

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