Available Solos

Phineas's solos meticulously transcribed & available for download.
  • All the Things You Are

    All The Things You Are – Composed by Jerome Kern, recorded by Phineas Newborn Jr. on May 3, 1956 and released on Here Is … »View »
  • Ray’s Idea

    “Ray’s Idea” – Composed by bassist Ray Brown and Gil Fuller, recorded by Phineas Newborn Jr. on February 12 or 13, 1969 and released on Harlem Blues, Contemporary … »View »
  • It’s Alright With Me

    Composed by Cole Porter, recorded by Phineas Newborn Jr. on June 18, 1959 and released on Piano Portraits by Phineas Newborn Jr., Roulette Birdland … »View »
  • Theme For Basie

    This piece is a heartfelt homage to the man who introduced Phineas Newborn Jr. to John Hammond, who in turn connected Newborn with Atlantic … »View »
  • (Blues Theme) For Left Hand Only

    Performed entirely with the left hand (with bass and drum accompaniment), Newborn begins with a soulful and free introduction that leads into a tuneful … »View »

Professionals to Students

In my 33 years teaching at the college level, this is one of my favorite books. Bruce Dudley’s accurate transcriptions of Phineas Newborn Jr. solos gives the student a chance to study the music of a piano genius. If you are an aspiring jazz piano student or teacher, you should have these transcriptions!

– Donald Brown
Associate Professor University of Tennessee, former musical director with Art Blakey.

A Well Deserved Honor

Phineas Newborn Jr 's Induction Into to Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2013

Dedicated to the Remembrance of a Jazz Genius.

PHjr vin 1k

Phineas Newborn Jr. is credited as a piano virtuoso and until now his original solos were only available through recordings. It has taken 30 years and the recent 7 month dedication by Bruce Dudley to make available the meticulously transcribed, timeless masterpiece solos played/written by Phineas Newborn Jr.

– More about Phineas & making his solos available