Playing: Sheherazade - symphonic suite (Op.35) by Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
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Phineas Newborn Jr

Phineas Newborn Jr. was one of the finest pianists in jazz history, but his short career was dogged by physical and mental illness and he is now a somewhat obscure figure. In the wake of several recent reissues of Newborn's work, Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights and to reappraise this largely forgotten genius of the piano.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 May 2011 16:00
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