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Phineas Newborn Jr

Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to pick the finest recordings by Phineas Newborn Jr.

Alyn Shipton and Brian Priestly pick highlights and reappraise the largely forgotten genius of pianist Phineas Newborn Jr, in the wake of several recent reissues of his work.

Phineas Newborn Jr. was one of the finest pianists in jazz history, but his short career was dogged by physical and mental illness and he is now a somewhat obscure figure. In the wake of several recent reissues of Newborn's work, Brian Priestley joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights and to reappraise this largely forgotten genius of the piano.

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