The Newborn Touch

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The Newborn Touch
The Newborn Touch.jpg
Studio album by Phineas Newborn Jr.
Released 1966
Recorded April 1, 1964
Contemporary Records Studio, Hollywood, CA
Genre Jazz
Length 39:34
Label Contemporary C3615/S7615
Producer Lester Koenig
Phineas Newborn Jr. chronology
The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr.
(1962)The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr.1962
The Newborn Touch
Please Send Me Someone to Love
(1969)Please Send Me Someone to Love1969

The Newborn Touch is an album by American jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. recorded in 1964 and released on the Contemporary label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "Phineas Newborn's only recording of the 1963-1968 period, the trio outing with bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Frank Butler, finds Newborn's virtuosic style unchanged from the late '50s... Newborn's remarkable control of the piano was still unimpaired".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "A Walkin' Thing" (Benny Carter) – 4:37
  2. "Double Play" (Russ Freeman) – 3:59
  3. "The Sermon" (Hampton Hawes) – 2:40
  4. "Diane" (Art Pepper) – 4:17
  5. "The Blessing" (Ornette Coleman) – 3:08
  6. "Grooveyard" (Carl Perkins) – 3:07
  7. "Blue Daniel" (Frank Rosolino) – 3:18
  8. "Hard to Find" (Leroy Vinnegar) – 4:04
  9. "Pazmuerte" (Jimmy Woods) – 3:30
  10. "Be Deedle Dee Do" (Barney Kessel) – 4:04
  11. "Good Lil' Man" (Marvin Jenkins) – 3:10 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Be Deedle Dee Do" [alternate take] (Kessel) – 4:50 Bonus track on CD reissue



  1. ^ Phineas Newborn Jr. discography, accessed May 7, 2015
  2. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. The Newborn Touch – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 7, 2015.