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1. While My Lady Sleeps - (Take 3)
2. It's Easy to Remember - (Take 2)
3. Bali Ha'i - (Take 9)
4. If I Should Lose You - (Take 2)
5. Moonlight in Vermont - (Take 5)
6. Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know) - (Take 6)
7. Lazy Mood - (Take 9)
8. I'm Old Fashioned - (Take 5)
9. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair - (Take 6)
10. What's New? - (Take 3)
11. No Moon at All - (Take 5, bonus track)
12. Back Home - (Take 6)
13. I'll Remember April - (Take 3, bonus track)
Reissue producer: Orrin Keepnews.
Features Phineas Newborn (piano) with strings (1957) and with his trio (1958).
Personnel: Phineas Newborn, Jr. (piano); Calvin Newborn (guitar); Jacques Gasselin (violin, balloons); Gerald Vinci, Carl LaMagna, Marvin Limonick, Henry Hill , Benny Gill, Alfred Lustgarten, Leonard Atkins, Eunice Wennermark, Gerald Cinci, Dan Lube, Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Ralph Schaeffer (violin); George Neikrug (viola, cello); Harry Hymans, Louis Kievman, Joe Reilich, Abraham Hochstein, Harry Hyams, Cecil Figelski, Paul Robyn, Allan Harshman (viola); Raphael Kramer, Edgar Lustgarten (cello); Dennis Farnon (strings); Denzil Best, Alvin Stoller (drums).
Liner Note Author: James Williams .
Recording information: Radio Recorders Studio, New Yor (04/23/1957-04/03/1958); RCA Studio B, New York, NY (04/23/1957-04/03/1958); RCA Studio, Studio B, NY (04/23/1957-04/03/1958).
Illustrator: Joel Spector.
Arranger: Dennis Farnon.
This CD reissue is mostly comprised of a 1957 set featuring the virtuosic pianist Phineas Newborn backed by a string orchestra led by Dennis Farnon. Although not as vital as his usual trio dates and Farnon's string arrangements are not too inspiring, the music is pleasing and finds Newborn in his early prime. Particularly noteworthy are his versions of Eddie Miller's "Lazy Mood," "While My Lady Sleeps" and "Bali Hati." Also on this set are three quartet numbers and an unaccompanied rendition of "What's New" from the RCA album Fabulous Phineas. ~ Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com Read less
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