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    Phineas Newborn

    bob erwig

    by bob erwig

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    Oleo Newborn Phineas Jr 1960?

    Renowned jazz critic Leonard Feather once said of him "In his prime, he was one of the three greatest jazz pianists of all time."
    Phineas Newborn, Jr. (1931-1989 ) was an American jazz pianist, whose principal influences were Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and Bud Powell.
    Phineas Newborn's late career was intermittent due to ongoing health problems. This is most true of the period from the mid-1960s to mid-1970s when he faded from view. Although he would make a partial comeback in the late 1970s and early 1980s.This return apparently failed to benefit his financial situation as he is said to have been buried in a pauper's grave as no one would pay for his burial.