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Farnell Newton

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Farnell Newton was born in Miami, Florida, and moved to Philadelphia in 1992, where he attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. While in Philadelphia, Newton also studied with his uncles, saxophonist/arranger Conny Murray and Sunny Murray, one of the early avant garde's most inventive and influential drummers. Newton graduated from the Denver School of the Arts after moving to Denver in 1994 and then moved to Ohio to study at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. At Oberlin, Newton studied music performance with an emphasis in jazz and was mentored by Wendell Logan and trumpeter Kenny Davis

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Feel The Love

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Feel The Love; Affectionately Roy; I'll Catch You; A Child Not Yet Born; The Bluest Eyes; Litoral; Pale; The Force Of Gravity; Laws Of Motion; Lawn Darts; Our Chosen Family.

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Farnell Newton: Feel The Love

Read "Feel The Love" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Posi-Tone Records produces coherent projects and maintains high standards in part by keeping things in-house; that is, frequently drawing on a substantial roster of affiliated artists to serve on a particular leader's record. A case in point is Feel The Love, Farnell Newton's third release for the label. While Newton's measured, concise, full-toned trumpet stylings and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Honouring the Pioneers

Read "Honouring the Pioneers" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this weeks show new releases from Craig Taborn and Farnell Newton plus some classic '70s jazz from Britain with a recent release from Mike Gibbs. There is also a look at the new album from The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra which includes music influenced by pioneering saxophonists. I am also featuring tracks from the musicians ...

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Farnell Newton: Feel The Love

Read "Feel The Love" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


When cellist Pablo Casals was 93 years old, someone asked him why he still spent hours a day practising. Casals humorously replied that it was because he was beginning to notice some improvement. Like Casals, many other musicians spend hours practising and, in most cases, this dedication comes purely from a true love of music. Trumpet ...

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Tales Of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration Of Stevie

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Send One Your Love: Works For Me; My Cherie Amour: Jon Davis; Superwoman: Theo Hill; You And I: Idle Hands; You Haven't Done Nothin': Jared Gold; The Secret Life Of Plants: Diego Rivera; All In Love Is Fair: Farnell Newton; Visions: Out To Dinner.

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Rippin' & Runnin'

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2020

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More

Read "Be-Bop Django and a Whole Lot More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


A show for you? Of course. We start with twenty-first century music from pianist Andy Adamson, trumpeter Farnell Newton, saxophonist Troy Roberts, and guitarist Jocelyn Gould. Not enough guitar? Well, Joe Pass plays Django Reinhardt, and then Django plays bebop from his last recording session before his death--quite a revelation if the only Django you've heard ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Trumpets? Yes (And More)

Read "Trumpets? Yes (And More)" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Lots of trumpeters this week (mostly 21st century music): Marcus Printup, Ron Horton, Roy Hargrove, Farnell Newton, along with Buck Clayton (and Buddy Tate) plus Emmett Berry (and Don Byas). Big band (a bit off center) from Marty Ehrlich and Django Bates and the Charlie Parker centennial (Koko, including the 'famous' breakdown) and our chronological Sonny ...

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Various Artists: Tales Of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration Of Stevie

Read "Tales Of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration Of Stevie" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


There aren't many songwriters who have reached a level of success comparable to Stevie Wonder. He is one of the most important figures in American music, and to celebrate his 70th birthday, Posi-Tone records is releasing Tales of Wonder: A Jazz Celebration of Stevie. This compilation, performed by some of the label's excellent roster of musicians, ...


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