Calvin Newborn - New Born

Calvin Newborn - New Born
Recording Location: Sam Phillips Studio, Memphis
Artist: Calvin Newborn
Duration: 52:40
Recording Date: June 19, 2004 - June 21, 2004
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: May 10, 2005
Album: New Born
Styles: Jazz Blues

Guitarist Calvin Newborn will always be best known for being pianist Phineas Newborn's younger brother. A fine blues-oriented player who at various times hints at George Benson, Grant Green and B.B. King, Calvin has been obscure during much of his career but still plays quite well. His sidemen are good local players with organist Charlie Wood sounding the most accomplished and veteran pianist Donald Brown making some welcome appearances. The material on New Born includes blues, some 1970s CTI-type songs and soul-jazz. Although not essential, the results are enjoyable, with the liner notes answering the question "Whatever happened to Calvin Newborn?"

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
When Kingdom Comes/Sho' Nuff / Calvin NewbornCalvin Newborn5:16
The Streetwalker's Stroll / Calvin NewbornCalvin Newborn7:09
Newborn Blues / Phineas Newborn, Jr. / Calvin NewbornCalvin Newborn8:37
Spirit Trane/Omnifarious / Calvin NewbornCalvin Newborn6:06
Lush Life / Billy StrayhornCalvin Newborn5:05
Restorations / Calvin NewbornCalvin Newborn5:13
After Hours Blues / Calvin NewbornCalvin Newborn8:19
Blues & Beyond / Calvin NewbornCalvin Newborn6:55

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