David ‘Fathead’ Newman, jazz saxophonist, dies at 75

Jazz Musician DeathDavid "Fathead" Newman (February 24, 1933 – January 20, 2009) was an American saxophonist.

Death of David Newman
On January 20, 2009, Newman died from complications of pancreatic cancer

David Newman Biography
In 1954, David joined Charles in his band as the baritone saxophone player (although he is more famous as a tenor saxophone and flute player) and began a twelve year gig with Charles. He later joined Herbie Mann, with whom he played for another ten years.

Over the years up to 2008, Newman has recorded over thirty-eight albums under his own name, including his first, Ray Charles-Presenting David "Fathead" Newman (1959) and second, Wide Open Spaces, which was produced by Cannonball Adderley, the following year

David Fathead Newman & David Leonhardt – "Heads Up"

David "Fathead" Newman’s discography on next page

David "Fathead" Newman Discography
Ray Charles-Presenting David "Fathead" Newman – 1959 (Atlantic Records)
Wide Open Spaces – 1960
Straight Ahead – 1962 (Atlantic Records)
House of David (Atlantic Records)
Captain Buckles (Atlantic Records)
Live at the Village Gate (Atlantic Records)
The Weapon – 1972
Teasin’ – 1973 – Cornell Dupree
Mr. Fathead – 1976 (Warner Bros. Records)
Back To Basics – 1977 (Milestone)
The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux – 1977
Still Hard Times – 1982 (Muse)
Fire! Live at the Village Vanguard – 1988 (Atlantic Records)
Return to the Wide Open Spaces – 1990
Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool – 1994
Under a Woodstock Moon
I Remember Brother Ray – 2005
Kissing in 29 Days – 2006 – JW-Jones
Cityscape- 2006
Life – 2007