David “Fathead” Newman

Born 24 February 1933. Died 20 January 2009
David “Fathead” Newman
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1933-02-24
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David “Fathead” Newman

Biography (Wikipedia)

David "Fathead" Newman (February 24, 1933 – January 20, 2009) was an American jazz and rhythm-and-blues saxophonist who made numerous recordings as a session musician and leader, but is best known for his work as a sideman on seminal 1950s and early 1960s recordings by singer-pianist Ray Charles.

The AllMusic Guide to Jazz wrote that "there have not been many saxophonists and flutists more naturally soulful than David "Fathead" Newman," and that "one of jazz's and popular music's great pleasures is to hear, during a vocalist's break, the gorgeous, huge Newman tones filling the space…" Newman is sometimes cited as a leading exponent of the so-called "Texas Tenor" saxophone style, which refers to the many big-toned, bluesy jazz tenor players from that state.

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David “Fathead” Newman
Bill For Bennie
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Bill For Bennie
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Batista's Groove
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Batista's Groove
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Mean To Me
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Mean To Me
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They Can't Take That Away From Me
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They Can't Take That Away From Me
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Keep The Dream Alive
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Keep The Dream Alive
Marcus Belgrave
Sweet Times
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Sweet Times
Ray Charles
Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
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Hard Times (No One Knows Better Than I)
Ray Charles
Sherry
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Sherry
Ray Charles
Talkin' 'Bout You
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Talkin' 'Bout You
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Undecided Jazz
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Undecided Jazz
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Cellar-Groove
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Cellar-Groove
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