Joe Newman

Joseph Dwight Newman (7 September 1922 – 4 July 1992) was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator, best known for his time with Count Basie.

Newman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Dwight, (pianist) and Louise Newman, a musical family, having his first music lessons from David Jones. He attended Alabama State College, where he joined the college band (the Bama State Collegians), became its leader, and took it on tour.

In 1941 he joined Lionel Hampton for two years, before signing with Count Basie, with whom he stayed for a total of thirteen years, interrupted by short breaks and a long period (1947–1952) spent first with saxophonist Illinois Jacquet and then drummer J. C. Heard. During his second period with Basie, which lasted for about nine years, he made a number of small-group recordings as the leader. He also played on Benny Goodman's 1962 tour of the Soviet Union.

In 1961 Newman left the Basie band and helped to found Jazz Interactions, of which he became president in 1967. His wife, Rigmor Alfredsson Newman was the Executive Director. Jazz Interactions was a charitable organization which provided an information service, brought jazz master classes into schools and colleges, and later maintained its own Jazz Interaction Orchestra (for which Newman wrote).

In the 1970s and 1980s, Newman toured internationally and recorded for various major record labels. He suffered a stroke in 1991, however, which seriously disabled him, and he died of complications from it in 1992.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 7th, 1922 (New Orleans), Died July 4th, 1992 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 70100 10-in. 12/24/1941 Just for you Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70101 10-in. 12/24/1941 Southern echoes Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70102 10-in. 12/24/1941 My wish Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70103 10-in. 12/24/1941 Nola Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70771 10-in. 5/26/1942 Now I know Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70772 10-in. 5/26/1942 Half a love is better than none Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70773 10-in. 5/26/1942 Flying home Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 70774 10-in. 5/26/1942 In the bag Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84885 7/20/1953 My kinda love Jackie Paris ; Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84886 7/20/1953 Time to go Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84887 7/20/1953 Opus one Jackie Paris ; Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 84888 7/20/1953 The blues have got me Tony Scott Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88710 9/29/1955 Cool cat on a hot tin roof Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88711 9/29/1955 What am I here for Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88712 9/29/1955 Jazz Club U.S.A. Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88740 10/6/1955 I'll be around Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88741 10/6/1955 Royal garden blues Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88742 10/6/1955 Nocturne Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 88743 10/6/1955 South Gonzales Street parade Ralph Burns Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100240 June 1956 I'll buy that dream Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100241 June 1956 Maple leaf rag Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100242 June 1956 Slippery when wet Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100243 June 1956 You call it madness Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100244 June 1956 A trip to Nathan's Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 100245 June 1956 Old Rev Nat Pierce Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
(Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Newman, Joe," accessed January 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207262.

Newman, Joe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207262.

"Newman, Joe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/207262

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