A World of Piano!

A World of Piano!
Studio album by Phineas Newborn Jr.
Released 1962
Recorded October 16 and November 21, 1961
Contemporary Records Studio, Hollywood, CA
Genre Jazz
Length 39:34
Label Contemporary C3600/S7600
Producer Lester Koenig
Phineas Newborn Jr. chronology
I Love a Piano
A World of Piano!
The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr.

A World of Piano! is an album by American jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. recorded in 1961 and released on the Contemporary label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states "the virtuosic Newborn is essentially the whole show anyway. He performs five jazz standards and three obscurities by jazz composers on this superb recital".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing

  1. "Cheryl" (Charlie Parker) – 3:44
  2. "Manteca" (Dizzy Gillespie, Gil Fuller, Chano Pozo) – 4:18
  3. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) – 6:40
  4. "Daahoud" (Clifford Brown) – 4:40
  5. "Oleo" (Sonny Rollins) – 3:02
  6. "Juicy Lucy" (Horace Silver) – 4:50
  7. "For Carl" (Leroy Vinnegar) – 7:27
  8. "Cabu" (Roland Alexander) – 4:53



  1. Phineas Newborn Jr. discography, accessed May 7, 2015
  2. 1 2 Yanow, Scott. A World of Piano! – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  3. Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 152. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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