David Newton (pianist)
|Born||2 February 1958|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, arranger, educator|
David Newton (born 2 February 1958) is a Scottish jazz pianist, composer, arranger and educator.
Later life and career
Newton had a trio in Bradford in 1978 and worked in a theatre in Scarborough. He returned to Scotland in the early 1980s. He "established a considerable reputation as an accompanist to visiting American musicians before he launched his own solo career". In 1986, he made his recording debut, with Buddy DeFranco. He moved to London the following year, "worked with Alan Barnes, then toured with Martin Taylor's Quartet (including [a] trip to India) from 1989 to 1991." He was vocalist Carol Kidd's musical director in the 1990s. He also accompanied several other singers.
Newton recorded three albums as a leader for Linn Records in the early 1990s: the trio records Eyewitness and Victim of Circumstance, and the solo piano Return Journey. He then moved to Candid Records and recorded another trio album, In Good Company, for them in 1994. He had a solo piano tour the following year and toured with Bud Shank. In addition to leading his own bands of various sizes, he has also done a lot of freelance playing. In the early to mid-2000s, he also recorded for Bright New Day, including one album with an orchestra.
Newton became a fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003, where he is a principal lecturer in jazz piano. He was voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the thirteenth time in 2014.
|1990||Eyewitness||Linn||Trio, with Dave Green (bass), Allan Ganley (drums)|
|1990||Victim of Circumstance||Linn||Trio; most tracks with Alec Dankworth (bass), Clark Tracey (drums); one track with Dave Green (bass), Allan Ganley (drums)|
|1992||Return Journey||Linn||Solo piano|
|1994||In Good Company||Candid||Trio, with Dave Green (bass), Allan Ganley (drums)|
|1995||Twelfth of the Twelfth||Candid||Solo piano|
|1996||DNA||Candid||With Iain Dixon (tenor sax), Matt Miles (bass), Steve Brown (drums)|
|1996||Meets Brian Lemon to Play Hoagy Carmichael||Zephyr||Duo, with Brian Lemon (piano)|
|2000?||Halfway to Dawn||Concord Jazz||Trio, with Matt Miles (bass), Steve Brown (drums)|
|2003||Pacific Heights||Bright New Day||Trio, with Dave Chamberlain (bass), Colin Oxley (guitar)|
|2004||Inspired||Bright New Day||Trio, with Matt Miles (bass), Steve Brown (drums)|
|2006||Portrait of a Woman||Bright New Day||With Jim Mullen (guitar), Andrew Cleyndert (bass), Steve Brown (drums), orchestra|
|2013?||Out of This World||Trio, with Andrew Cleyndert (bass), Colin Oxley (guitar)|
- We've Got a World That Swings (Linn)
- Chilton, John (2004). Who's Who of British Jazz (2nd ed.). Continuum. p. 261.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (1996). The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD (3rd ed.). Penguin. p. 982. ISBN 978-0-14-051368-4.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. pp. 1077–1078. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
- "David Newton". Leeds College of Music. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
- "David Newton | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 December 2016.