• Frank NEWTON - The Story Of A Forgotten Jazz Trumpeter

"Frank Newton had a special sound… he always believed in giving the people something different," the trombonist Dicky Wells once observed. Jazz historian Al Rose described Newton as "... an exciting, inventive trumpet player." Despite such acclaim, the career of one of jazz trumpet's most individualistic, dynamic stylists has been consigned largely to the footnotes and margins of the music's history. During his relatively short life (he died aged 48 in 1954) in a chequered career dogged by frequent bouts of ill health, Frank Newton still managed to record some 150 titles. Fifty of his recordings comprise these two JASMINE CDs. The selection has been chosen to highlight the scope and diversity of the trumpeter's work and a glance at the personnel details confirms he often recorded in some distinguished company, something which makes his lack of proper recognition all the more puzzling. At various times he is to be heard performing alongside soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet; alto saxophonist Pete Brown; tenor saxophonists Don Byas and Bud Freeman; trombonists J.C. Higginbotham and Dicky Wells; pianists James P. Johnson, Willie "The Lion" Smith and Teddy Wilson; plus the singers Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith and Maxine Sullivan.

Track Listing

Disc One:
Cecil Scott's Bright Boys
1. BRIGHT BOY BLUES
2. SPRINGFIELD STOMP
Bessie Smith
3. GIMME A PIGFOOT AND A BOTTLE OF BEER
4. TAKE ME FOR A BUGGY RIDE Art Karle & His Boys
5. MOON OVER MIAMI
6. I FEEL LIKE A FEATHER IN THE BREEZE
7. SUSANNAH
8. LIGHTS OUT
Mezz Mezzrow Swing Band
9. LOST
10. MUTINY IN THE PARLOUR
11. THE PANIC IS ON
Teddy Hill Orchestra
12. AT THE RUG CUTTERS' BALL
13. BLUE RHYTHM FANTASY
14. PASSIONETTE
Frank Newton Uptown Serenaders
15. YOU SHOWED ME THE WAY
16. PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE
17. WHO'S SORRY NOW? take 1
18. WHO'S SORRY NOW? take 2 Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra
19. BIG BOY BLUE
Frank Newton Uptown Serenaders
20. I FOUND A NEW BABY
21. THE BRITTWOOD STOMP
22. 'CAUSE MY BABY SAYS IT'S SO
23. THE ONYX HOP
Charlie Barnet Orchestra
24. EMPEROR JONES
Maxine Sullivan
25. BLUE SKIES Willie
"The Lion" Smith
26. I'VE GOT TO THINK IT OVER

Disc Two
Buster Bailey Rhythm Busters
1. CHAINED TO A DREAM
Frank Newton Orchestra
2. ROSETTA
3. MINOR JIVE
4. THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
5. WHO?
6. THE BLUES MY BABY GAVE TO ME
7. ROMPIN'
Frank Newton Quintet
8. DAYBREAK BLUES Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
9. PORT OF HARLEM BLUES
10. MIGHTY BLUES
11. ROCKING THE BLUES
Frank Newton Café Society Orchestra
12. JITTERS
13. FRANKIE'S JUMP
14. JAM FEVER # A
15. JAM FEVER # B
Billie Holiday
16. STRANGE FRUIT
Port Of Harlem Jazzmen
17. BLUES FOR TOMMY
Frank Newton Quintet
18. AFTER HOURS BLUES
Frank Newton Café Society Orchestra
19. VAMP
20. PARALLEL FIFTHS
Buck Ram All Stars
21. TWILIGHT IN TEHERAN
22. MORNING MIST
23. SWING STREET

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 1/10/2002
UPC Bar Code No 604988 06332 5

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Frank NEWTON - The Story Of A Forgotten Jazz Trumpeter

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