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The Blessing ()


David "Fathead" Newman's final recording session took place just a few weeks before his death from pancreatic cancer. Although he obviously doesn't exhibit the power heard on his earlier recordings, like Charlie Rouse and Stan Getz before him (fellow cancer victims who recorded not long prior to their deaths), Newman more than holds his own throughout the date, joined by vibraphonist Steve Nelson, pianist David Leonhart, guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist John Menegon, and drummer Yoron Israel. In the opener, Milt Jackson's ...

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  1. SKJ
  2. Someone to Watch Over Me
  3. As Time Goes By
  4. Manha de Carnival
  5. Smile
  6. Romantic Night
  7. Chelsea Bridge
  8. Whispers of Contentment
  9. The Blessing
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The Blessing
2009, Highnote Records, Inc.

UPC: 632375719524


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