on january 23, 2001.

On January 23, 2001, “HighNote” label released “Keep the Spirits Singing”, the 30th David “Fathead” Newman album. It was recorded in March 2000, at “M&I Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by David “Fathead” Newman and Houston Person.


  • David “Fathead” Newman – alto and tenor saxophone, flute
  • Steve Turre – trombone 
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Steve Novosel – bass
  • Winard Harper – drums
  • Steve Kroon – percussion 

Track listing:

  1. Keep the Spirits Singing – O’Donel Levy
  2. Mellow-D for Mr. C – Steve Turre
  3. Cousin Esau – David “Fathead” Newman
  4. Karen My Love – Davod “Fathead” Newman
  5. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronell
  6. Life – John Hicks
  7. Asia Beat – O’Donel Levy

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