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  • category: CDS, 2010-2019

    The Manual of Light

    • James Newton
    $14.99
    • The Manual of Light Details >>
      • Year
        2018

      The Manual of Light (on Orenda Records) is a survey of my chamber music from the last decade with two versions of Amazing Grace. My fully notated arrangement of “Amazing Grace”(Version 1) was motivated by and dedicated to President Barack Obama, and the nine precious lives taken in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Charleston, South Carolina. The names of those nine are Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lance, Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Sen. Clementa Pinckney, Twanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson.

      President Obama profoundly understood the historical and spiritual weight of the moment and during the funeral of State Senator Clementa Pinckney, being led by God, sang the perfect piece for that moment in time, “Amazing Grace.” My arrangement of “Amazing Grace” was initially written and premiered at the 2016 Spoleto Festival as part of a work by the brilliant Carrie Mae Weems, Grace Notes. Since the premiere, I have revised this work, including a second version of the arrangement with instructed improvisation. Many of the notated ornaments are derived from my many years performing a solo flute arrangement of “Amazing Grace.” My longtime collaborator and friend Grant Gershon beautifully conducted these arrangements. The string orchestra on the recording is made up of a powerful group of musicians who are as diverse as the Los Angeles basin.

      The other soloists and ensemble on the recording are Allison Bjorkedal harp, The Lyris Quartet with bassist Eric Shetzen, Yegor Shevtsov piano, and Daniel Rosenboom trumpet. The CD surveys compositions that I have written during the last decade while I was also composing a massive trio of sacred works: my Mass, Saint Matthew Passion, and part three of the trilogy, Psalm 119.

      The Manual of Light was recorded at UCLA’s state-of-the-art studio.

  • category: CDS, 2010-2019

    Eric Dolphy

    • James Newton
    • Eric Dolphy Details >>
      • Year
        2018

      Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions is a rerelease of the Conversations of the Iron Man recordings, and eighty-five minutes of previously unissued takes, including Sir Roland Hanna’s “The Muses of Richard Davis,” a phenomenal duet with Eric Dolphy and Richard Davis.

      These recordings and the placement of Eric Dolphy’s scores and letters at the Library of Congress marks the end of a long journey for my wife and me of placing materials given to me by my friend Juanita Smith. We worked with the Dolphy Foundation, the financial beneficiary of these recordings, who agreed with us to donate Dolphy’s letters to the Library of Congress. My wife Jo Ann and I had sincerely hoped that scholars and performers would access these ground-breaking scores to inspire performances, new books and scholarship on the art of Eric Dolphy. Hopefully, the update of the mono sound to current high audio sound will bring rich rewards to Dolphy connoisseurs.

  • category: 1990-1999, CDS, Flute

    Above Is Above All

    • James Newton
    • Above Is Above All Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Enter La Mascara Y El Cielo
      • 2
        Jeannelle's Dream
      • 3
        Above Is Above All
      • 4
        African Cyborg
      • 5
        Gumbo Ya Ya: Prelude
      • 6
        Gumbo Ya Ya: Senegalese Dance
      • 7
        Gumbo Ya Ya: Safe Harbor
      • 8
        Gumbo Ya Ya: Finale (Part 1)
      • 9
        Gumbo Ya Ya: Finale (Part 2)
      • 10
        The Floor On Up From Where?
      • 11
        Baboye
    • Above Is Above All Details >>
      • Label
        CONTOUR
      • Year
        1997
      • Discs
        1

      James Newton, flute

  • category: 1980-1989, CDS, Alto Sax

    African Flower

    • James Newton
    • African Flower Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Black and Tan Fantasy  
      • 2
        Virgin Jungle
      • 3
        Strange Feeling
      • 4
        Fleurette Affricaine
      • 5
        Cottontail
      • 6
        Sophisticated Lady
      • 7
        Passion Flower
    • African Flower Details >>
      • Label
        Blue Note
      • Year
        1985
      • Discs
        1

      Olu Dara (Cornet)
      James Newton (flute)
      Arthur Blythe (alto sax)
      John Blake (Violin )
      Jay Hoggard (Vibraphone)
      Roland Hanna (piano)
      Rick Rozie (bass)
      Billy Hart (drums)
      Pheeroan Ak Laff (drums, talking d)
      Anthony Brown (maracas, finger cymb)
      Milt Grayson (vocal)

  • category: 1990-1999, Bass, CDS

    Andrew Cyrille Trio, The ‎– Good To Go, With A Tribute To Bu

    • James Newton
    • Andrew Cyrille Trio, The ‎– Good To Go, With A Tribute To Bu Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        A Tribute To Bu (Take 1)
        5:21
      • 2
        Oblong
        6:17
      • 3
        Enter From The East
        8:34
      • 4
        Inch Worm
        7:25
      • 5
        Nicodemus
        4:01
      • 6
        Aftermath
        7:09
      • 7
        Hit It
        3:45
      • 8
        Olmecas (Dedicated To Ivan Van Sertima)
        7:43
      • 9
        Good To Go
        4:43
      • 10
        Fate
        6:42
      • 11
        A Tribute To Bu (Take 2)
        5:50
    • Andrew Cyrille Trio, The ‎– Good To Go, With A Tribute To Bu Details >>
      • Label
        Soul Note
      • Year
        1997
      • Discs
        1
  • category: 1970-1979, CDS, Bass

    Anthony Davis/James Newton Quartet w/ special guest George Lewis

    • James Newton
    • Anthony Davis/James Newton Quartet w/ special guest George Lewis Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Forever Charles (Newton)
      • 2
        Past Lives (Davis)
      • 3
        Hocket in the Pocket (Davis)
      • 4
        Crystal Texts Set I, Pre-A Reflection (Newton)
      • 5
        Sudden Death (Davis)
    • Anthony Davis/James Newton Quartet w/ special guest George Lewis Details >>
      • Label
        India Navigation
      • Year
        1979
      • Discs
        1

      Anthony Davis – piano
      James Newton – flute
      George Lewis – trombone
      Rick Rozie – bass
      Pheeroan akLaff – drums

  • category: 1980-1989, CDS, Bass

    Artistry (Sirone)

    • James Newton
    • Artistry (Sirone) Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Illusion Of Reality (Sirone)
      • 2
        Breath Of Life (Sirone)
      • 3
        Circumstances (Sirone)
      • 4
        Libido (Sirone)
    • Artistry (Sirone) Details >>
      • Label
        Of The Cosmos ‎
      • Year
        1980
      • Discs
        1

      James Newton (flute)
      Bernard Fennell (aka Muneer Abdul Fataah) (cello)
      Sirone (aka Norris Jones) (bass)
      Done Moye (drums, perc)

  • category: 1980-1989, CDS, Flute

    Axum

    • James Newton
    • Axum Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Dabtara
      • 2
        Malak 'uqabe
      • 3
        Solomon Chief Of Wise Men
      • 4
        Addis Ababa
      • 5
        Choir
      • 6
        Feelings
      • 7
        Axum
      • 8
        Susenyos And Werzelya
      • 9
        Neser
    • Axum Details >>
      • Label
        ECM Records
      • Year
        1982
      • Discs
        1

      James Newton – flute

  • category: 1970-1979, CDS, Bass

    Binu

    • James Newton
    • Binu Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        The Change (Newton)
      • 2
        T & E (Newton)
      • 3
        Pinky Below (Newton)
      • 4
        Red Car (Newton)
      • 5
        Past Spirits (Newton)
      • 6
        Shakuhachi (Newton)
    • Binu Details >>
      • Label
        Circle Records
      • Year
        1978
      • Discs
        1

      James Newton (flute)
      Allan Iwohara (koto)
      Mark Dresser (bass)
      Tylon Barea (drums)

  • category: 1980-1989, CDS, Alto Sax

    Buddy Collette Quintet featuring James Newton

    • James Newton
    • Buddy Collette Quintet featuring James Newton Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Magali
      • 2
        Blues in Torrance
      • 3
        Richmond in Acropolis
      • 4
        It's You
      • 5
        Crystal
      • 6
        Andre
      • 7
        Flute Talk
      • 8
        Roshanda
    • Buddy Collette Quintet featuring James Newton Details >>
      • Label
        Soul Note
      • Year
        1989
      • Discs
        1

      Geri Allen, piano
      Buddy Collete, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone
      James Newton, flute
      Giampiero Prina, drums
      Jaribu Shahid, bass

  • category: 1980-1989, CDS, Bass

    Charles Owens New York Art Ensemble

    • James Newton
    • Charles Owens New York Art Ensemble Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Summer Night (Warren) (CO arr)
      • 2
        I Only Have Eyes For You (Warren) (LM arr)
      • 3
        September In The Rain (Warren) (LM arr)
      • 4
        You'll Never Know (Warren) (LM arr)
      • 5
        The More I See You (Warren) (CO arr)
      • 6
        Deep In Your Eyes (Warren) (RH arr)
      • 7
        Serenade In Blue (Warren) (LM arr)
      • 8
        I Wish I Knew (Warren) (RH arr)
    • Charles Owens New York Art Ensemble Details >>
      • Label
        Discovery Records
      • Year
        1980
      • Discs
        1

      James Newton (flut)
      Charles Owens (soprano sax, tenor sax, flute)
      Red Callender (tuba)
      Gorge Cables (piano)
      Ray Brown (bass)
      Roy McCurdy (drums)
      Charles Owens (arranger)
      Lieu Matthews (arranger)
      Roger Hogan (arranger)

  • category: 2000-2009, CDS, Bass

    Chet Baker ‎– But Not For Me

    • James Newton
    • Chet Baker ‎– But Not For Me Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Lament
        6:52
      • 2
        Four
        4:34
      • 3
        Line For Lyons
        6:28
      • 4
        Ellen David
        8:32
      • 5
        But Not For Me
        7:55
      • 6
        Prayer To The Newborn
        7:55
    • Chet Baker ‎– But Not For Me Details >>
      • Label
        Random Chance
      • Year
        2003
      • Discs
        1

      A Reissue Of A Great 1982 Studio Session
      Originally released by STASH Records in 1994, reissued by Random Chance Records in March, 2003 under licence from Bright Ventures, Inc.

      Lament (Track 1) is based on “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”

      Recorded April, 1982 In NY

  • category: 1970-1979, CDS, Flute

    Crystal Texts

    • James Newton
      Anthony Davis
    • Crystal Texts Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Pax (Davis)
      • 2
        Crystal Texts (Newton)
      • 3
        Wayang No. 1 (Davis)
      • 4
        Someone Inside Her (Davis)
    • Crystal Texts Details >>
      • Label
        Moers Music
      • Year
        1979
      • Discs
        1

      James Newton (flute)
      Anthony Davis (piano)

  • category: 1980-1989, CDS, Bass

    Dauweh (John Carter)

    • James Newton
    • Dauweh (John Carter) Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Dauwehl (Carter)
      • 2
        Ode to the Flower Maiden (Carter)
      • 3
        Soft Dance (Carter)
      • 4
        Soft Dance (Carter)
      • 5
        The Mating Ritual (Carter)
    • Dauweh (John Carter) Details >>
      • Year
        1982
      • Discs
        1

      James Newton (flute, b-fl)
      Bobby Bradford (composer)
      John Carter (cello)
      Charles Owens (soprano sax, oboe, cello)
      Red Callender (tuba)
      Roberto Miguel Miranda (bass)
      William Jeffrey (drams)
      Luis Peralta (percution)

  • category: 1990-1999, CDS, Drums

    David Murray / James Newton Quintet

    • James Newton
    • David Murray / James Newton Quintet Album Track Listing >>
      • 1
        Valerie
      • 2
        Moon Over Sand II
      • 3
        Muhammad Ali
      • 4
        Inbetwinxt
      • 5
        Akhenaten
      • 6
        Blues In The Pocket
      • 7
        Doni's Song
    • David Murray / James Newton Quintet Details >>
      • Label
        DIW Records
      • Year
        1991
      • Discs
        1

      David Murray /James Newton Quintet
      David Murray
      James Newton
      John Hicks
      Fred Hopkins
      Billy Hart
      Andrew Cyrille

My music purposely ignores stylistic boundaries to rejoice in the creations of the Holy Spirit

JAMES NEWTON

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