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by CiTR & Discorder Magazine
CiTR -- The Jazz Show

Drummer Roy Haynes with Phineas Newborn Jr.: "We Three"

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We begin the month of November with a group of 4 Jazz Features that when first issued received dismissive reviews from the esteemed Jazz critics of publications like Down Beat and related magazines, Three of the four this month are now considered classics and essential listening. First up is an album that initially got 2 stars out of 5. This is a superb piano trio date led by still living drum master Roy Haynes. Roy picked the great Paul Chambers on bass but most importantly the leading voice here is piano virtuoso Phineas Newborn Jr. Phineas today is considered along with Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett etc, one of the world's greatest Jazz pianists. His mastery is so evident on this recording and it's his playing that makes this album called "We Three" a classic piano trio date. The chemistry between the three men is amazing and it's like they have played together for years rather than just a few gigs before this recording. The critics were wrong on this one as this music rated 41/2 or 5 stars out of 5! Enjoy it tonight.

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by CiTR & Discorder Magazine