2010 Album of the Year: The Blessing November 2009 Week 3
David "Fathead" Newman Audio CD (May 5, 2009) Original Release Date: May 5, 2009 Number of Discs: 1 Label: Highnote Buy the CD here
TRACK LISTING 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
The Blessing turned out to be Davidís last recorded outing. This session was recorded at Rudy Van Gelderís studio in December 2008. Fathead passed away in January. This is a most mellow CD and features, Steve Nelson on vibes & Peter Bernstein on guitar. Included are nice readings of Someone to Watch Over Me, As Time Goes By, & Chelsea Bridge. Mr. Newman was an integral part of the great Ray Charles Newport Jazz Festival Band.