Phineas Newborn, Jr.
14 December 1931, Whiteville, Tennessee, USA, d. 26 May 1989, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. In the late 40s and early 50s Newborn, a gifted multi-instrumentalist who had studied extensively, played piano in a number of R&B and blues bands in and around Memphis, Tennessee. He had two brief spells with Lionel Hampton before military service interrupted his career. Subsequently, he led his own small group in New York, played with Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford and Kenny Clarke among others, made... Read more