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|Phineas Newborn, Jr.
Phineas Newborn, Jr. (December 14, 1931 in Whiteville, Tennessee – May 26, 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee) was an American jazz pianist,
whose principal influences were Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell. Newborn came from a musical family with his father, Phineas
Newborn, Sr., being a blues musician and his younger brother, Calvin, a jazz guitarist. Phineas studied piano as well as trumpet, and tenor and
baritone saxophone. He worked with Charles Mingus, among others, early on in an R&B direction. His later career was very intermittent due to
physical and mental health problems.
Similar Bands: Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk
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