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I Love A Piano

CD (Item 579640) Roulette (Japan), 1959 — Condition: New Copy
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A compelling little record from pianist Phineas Newborn – and we don't just mean that because of it's bizarre image of "instrument love" on the cover! Newborn's got a touch on the piano that's unlike anyone else – kind of a key link between a number of different 50s modes – on the one hand the warmth and feeling you might get from some of the more laidback mainstream stylists, but on the other a sense of poise and economy that ranks right up there with the best small combo players too – really carefully balanced on a record like this, which does a great job of dispersing the energy over the tracks. Backing features John Simmons on bass and Roy Haynes on drums – and titles include "Love & Marriage", "Real Gone Guy", "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You", "I've Got The World On A String", and "Ivy League Blues".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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