James Newton
American musician
James Newton
James W. Newton is an American jazz flautist, composer, and conductor.
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Twenty five Great Jazz Flute Performances
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I recently reviewed an album from the flautist Sam Most recorded in 1978 titled From the Attic of My Mind. He was a fabulous player and an influential creative innovator on his instrument. Unfortunately flute is not often seen as a major jazz instrument, but often relegated to an occasional sidekick to the saxophone. It got me to thinking about some of the other great jazz flute performances that I have heard over the years and so I decided it might be fun to make a list and share them, perhaps eliciting a response. While I'm sure it is not in anyway complete, it does represent some of the most brilliant playing that I have heard on the instrument. Here are some of my favorite and memorable jazz flute performances in no particular order. Sam Most and Joe Farrell "Hot House" from Flute Talk 1979 The incomparable Yusef Lateef : "Yesterdays" From a live Concert at Jazz Harmonie , Paris 1972 James Moody w/ Dizzy Gillespie's Band live from a concert in 1965 on th ...
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In the mix! Boston Tennis Club teams in doubles action
Boston Standard - over 3 years
The Boston and District Mixed Doubles League is now approaching the halfway stage. Boston Mixed 1 has earned wins over Spilsby, Horncastle 2 and Billinghay to date. Jenny McGarel, Geoff Presland, Hilary Calvert, Henry Cheer, Emma Mastin and Jamie Woods beat Spilsby 9-0, while Catherine Ellis, Ryan Frankish, Jessica Frankish, Henry Cheer, Jenny McGarel and Fred Calvert won 7-2 against Horncastle 2. Sandra White, Geoff Short, Henry Cheer and Louise Hart, Jessica and Ryan Frankish won at Billinghay. Boston Mixed 1 are also progressing strongly in the Leggott Cup after a conclusive win over Boston Mixed 3. Richard Cook, Rachel Atkinson, Jenny McGarel, Geoff Presland, Danielle Frankish and Geoff Short saw off clubmates Claire Smith, James Newton, Jane Hindmarch, Ray Frankish, Mary Smura and Andy Clamp. Sophie Hawkesworth’s Boston 2 team lost to Boston 3. Playing in the second team were Rachel Gedney, Richard Cozens, Sophie Hawkesworth, Sev Smura, Penny Gibbons and Opp Watts while t ...
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Man accused of faking bite by deadly black mamba
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Man accused of faking bite by deadly black mamba The ensuing search for the non-existent black mamba took up more than 500 man hours and involved investigators with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Kingsland police and the Camden County Sheriff's Office, authorities said. Defense lawyer James Newton contends his client was suffering from an extremely poisonous snake bite when he described what happened and did not attempt to mislead authorities. "Because he was under the effects of medicine, (the evidence) will show reasonable doubt exists the statements were knowingly and willfully made," Newton said.
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Ethan Gelber: WATCH: The Lure Of The Open Road
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The open road is like a blank page. To riders and writers each promises as much risk as reward. So much empty space in which to find -- or is it to fill with? -- meaning. Such vast, lawless and relentless expanses to traverse, foot by meter, letter by syllable; such satisfaction when, at a pause for breath -- in both cases, a full stop -- you look back and see a landscape conquered, full of experiences. I know this feeling intimately. I have earned my bread as a writer for nearly 20 years, which is not as long as I have been an avid long-distance cyclist. For the better part of a decade, I helped steer the course of a Paris-based bicycle tour operator, guiding avid two-wheelers along Europe's byways. Then, in 1997-98, I led BikeAbout-the Mediterranean, a pedal-powered full circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea, from Morocco to Gibraltar -- the long way around. Over the course of nine months, and with the collaboration of dozens of sponsors and partners, and hundreds ...
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Texans’ Joseph, James, Newton and Caldwell to miss Titans game
Houston Chronicle - about 4 years
For a second straight week, the Texans will be without cornerback Johnathan Joseph, who suffered a hamstring injury two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Joseph was declared out for Sunday’s game after missing practice all week. Alan Ball, who started in Joseph’s place on Thanksgiving, is questionable with a foot injury. That likely means [...]
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Threesome win doubles title at Boston Tennis Club
Boston Standard - over 4 years
JENNY McGarel, Ros Keane and Mike Sweeney are the 2012 winners of the Millwood Summer Doubles League at Boston Tennis Club. The league has now been completed, and again it was a close contest with Jenny and Ros both tied on 88 games - being named joint winners of the ladies’ section. Emma Mastin was third on 84 games. Mike Sweeney, the men’s league winner, won a staggering 104 games, missing out on only four games in total. Second place went to Doug Motson with 98 games, and third place was James Waterfall with 94 games. David Dunlop and Zach McDonnell-Woods finished in joint-fourth place, winning 91 games apiece. Prizes are presented at the club dinner dance on November 17. Jeremy George-Jones is the winner of the Bombay Brasserie Summer Singles Day League. Close competition came from second-placed Richard Walker and Richard Tupper, who was third. In the final league table, Jeremy ended with 28 points to Richard’s 26 points. Richard finished on 24 points. Within the Bombay ...
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Competition successes for Tennis Club
Boston Standard - over 4 years
IN THE Slazenger Lincolnshire Doubles League Boston Men and Ladies had wins at the weekend in Division One of the League. Boston Men – Richard Cook, James Newton, Will Mason, Simon Bush, Mark Thompson and Henry Beesley – beat Grantham second team 9-0.
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Town’s own mini Wimbledon sees Boston finish as the county champions
Boston Standard - over 4 years
DESPITE all attention being focused on Wimbledon, tennis action has also been taking place closer to home. Last weekend mini tennis players from Boston Tennis Club were presented with medals for their performance in the Lincolnshire Mini Tennis League played over the winter months. Boston Tennis Club finished as the County Champions. Playing in this event throughout the winter were Millie Alexander, William Cheer, James Gedney, Amie Hatton, Lucy Hopper, Thomas Hull, Callum McMillan, Harvey Vickers, Matthew Gedney, Paris Royal, Joseph Cannon, Faith Coffey, Daniel Dorey-Rodriguez, Lucas East and Harry Foster. The under-nine mixed team are the county winners of the Aegon Team Tennis at this age group. The youngsters were the top team in the south division and played Eastgate who finished first in the north division. It was a good final with Boston winning 12-8. The winning team involved Matthew Gedney, Paris Royal, Thomas Hull and Bradley Worth. Boston Men narrowly missed out to East ...
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James picked for GB squad
Bury Free Press - over 4 years
JAMES Newton, from Wattisfield, has been named in the 12-man squad to represent Great Britain in next month’s wheelchair basketball Under-22 European Championships, to be held at Stoke Mandeville.
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Jazz With Oliver Lake
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
The veteran avant garde saxophonist Oliver Lake returns to Sacramento on Thursday July 5, playing a solo show at Antiquite Maison Privee. Lake co-founded the hugley influential World Saxophone Quartet with Hamiet Bluiett, David Murray, and Julius Hemphill in 1976. He's worked with legends of jaz such as Max Roach, Reggie Workman, James Newton, and Abbey Lincoln. An unabashed disciple of the great alto saxophonist and composer Eric Dolphy, Lake plays powerful and intriguing music which is both challenging and rewarding to adventurous listeners. Lake can and will touch on free improvisation, abstract funk, and post bop lyricism, possibly all in the same tune. An internationally respected jazz figure Lake has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Melon Jazz Living Legacy Award among his many accolades. The show starts at 7 p.m. at Antiquite Maison Privee, 2114 P St, 21st and 22nd St in Sacramento. Advance tickets are $15 through Wednesday, July 4 at www.brownpapertickets. ...
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2012 L-S Wall of Recognition Inductees Honored
Sudbury Patch - almost 5 years
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Bill Ray.) Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School has always had a strong sense of its history. That history was celebrated and extended last Friday, April 27, at the Wall of Recognition ceremony which took place from 4 to 6 p.m in the L-S Library.  James Newton, Joseph Pacenka, Pauline Paste, Anita Pearson, and Bill Schechter, the 2012 honorees, many of who were accompanied by family members, were introduced by current and past faculty members to an audience of L-S school committee members, administrators, and staff that ran the gamut from teachers with fewer than 10 years at L-S to folks associated with the early days of the school.  Newton worked in the history department from 1967 to 2008, serving as its coordinator from 1987 to 2004.  Pacenka was an applied technology teacher from 1965-2011, serving as department chairman from 1971-1976.  Paste was finance director from 1989-2006.  Pearson was a nurse’s assistant from ...
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Seeking "Lost" Members — Swampscott High School Class of 1962
Swampscott Patch - almost 5 years
  The Swampscott High Class of 1962 Reunion Committee is looking for missing classmates and friends as they complete pans for their weekend-long 50th reunion scheduled for September 14, 15, 16, 2012.  The class, noted for its energetic and intelligent classmates, is proud that over 70 percent of its members have welcomed the use of the Internet and communicate with email — many are even on Facebook.   Although the class has had reunions nearly every five years, there are some members with whom we have lost touch.  Included in this list are some who did not graduate with the class but were part of it during their elementary, Hadley Jr High, or Phillips Senior High years.   Kindly contact Edye Comins Baker (781-599-4685) edye44@comcast..net with information about:  Andrea Ayotte Farrel, Phyllis Bogart, Judy Brass, Joan Cashman Goodwin, Arlene Cort, Herbert Dixon,  Mike Downs, Eugene Dubrow,  Ellen Ginsberg, David Goldstein, Patricia Grieco Whittridge, Faith Ingalls Abel, Stephen ...
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Men’s Thirds miss out in tennis match
Boston Standard - almost 5 years
BOSTON Tennis Club’s men’s third team lost out to Louth Indoor in Division Three of the Lincolnshire Slazenger Doubles League. The team of Chris Cook, John Gibson, Richard Tupper, Geoff Presland, Richard Hart and Geoff Short was up against an opposition on a mission and in this instance had to settle for second place. The weather affected the club’s matches at the weekend, in particular those due to be played in the Lincolnshire Slazenger Doubles League. In the Aegon Team County Division event, Boston’s under 16 boys were close to victory against Tennis Buddies but missed out on the tie-break play-off. The team of Sam Felipes, Courtney George-Jones, David Cheer and Iestyn Halford made it level after the singles round and again it was an even 3-3 after the doubles round. However, Tennis Buddies won the decider. The Boston boys’ under 12s B team travelled to Grantham for their second match in the Aegon league, and yet again the weather controlled the match. The tennis started in ...
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Round Table: The Ambassador NES Games - Nintendo Life
Google News - over 5 years
He's joined by news editor James Newton and downloads editor Corbie Dillard, as well as reviewers and writers Jacob Crites, Marcel van Duyn, Christopher Ingram, Zach Kaplan and Ron DelVillano. Thomas Whitehead: Let's get started
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ComicsAlliance Reviews 'The Dark Knight' (2008), Part One - ComicsAlliance
Google News - over 5 years
Andy: Don't leave out James Newton Howard, who wrote half of the score, specifically Harvey's material. Andy: It's cool I know this isn't one of your favorite movies or anything. David: This is why we've got you around, film connoisseur!
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Richard G. (Dick) Wright - The Review
Google News - over 5 years
Grandchildren whom survive are as follows, Valerie Wright, Jessica (Victor) Darron, Kendra Noey, Krissy (Timothy) Vaca, Brittany (James) Newton, Zach Wright, Matthew Wright, David Wright, Crystal (Duane) Martin, Vic (Tara) Wolfe, Matt Smith,
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County victory - News & Star
Google News - over 5 years
However, it was a further hour before Stephen Jopson secured the match with a half against Barry Barker, and finally Andrew Edwards won his match against James Newton to leave Cumbria victors by 10.5 to 7.5. In the end, with Yorkshire beating
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Cam Newton Touchdown: Newton Channels LeBron James for First Celebration - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
While the touchdown run may evoke memories of Randall Cunningham or early-career Donovan McNabb, the celebration was all LeBron James. Newton, the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, mimicked the longtime pregame ritual of James,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Newton
    FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 53
    In 2007 he published Daily Focus For The Flute.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    In 2006 he composed a Latin Mass which premiered in Prato, Italy, in February 2007.
    More Details Hide Details He has received Guggenheim (1992) and Rockefeller fellowships, Montreux Grande Prix Du Disque, and Down Beat International Critics Jazz Album of the Year. He has also been voted the top flutist for 23 consecutive years in Down Beat magazine's International Critic's Poll.
  • 2004
    Age 50
    Newton petitioned the court to re-hear the case en banc, but this resulted in a 2004 amended opinion in which the court strengthened its position.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 49
    Newton appealed, but in 2003, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's decision in favor of Beastie Boys.
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  • 2000
    Age 46
    In 2000, Newton sued the alternative rock and hip hop group Beastie Boys (and their producer, record companies, publishers, and music video-related companies) for repeatedly using a six-second, three-note sample of "Choir," Newton's 1978 composition for flute and voice, in their song "Pass the Mic".
    More Details Hide Details Newton declined a settlement offer and, in a counter-offer, demanded "millions" and 50% ownership and control of "Pass the Mic", despite the sample being only one of hundreds of sounds in the song. In the federal district court case, Newton claimed that the group infringed his copyright on the composition by making use of the three-note sequence embodied in the sampled sound recording. The group argued that copyright law treats sound recordings and the underlying compositions as separate entities with different thresholds for originality; a six-second audio clip must be licensed from the record company, but under the de minimis doctrine, a mere three notes of a composition need not be licensed from the composer or publisher. With summary judgment in 2002, the court agreed with Beastie Boys, holding that the group had fulfilled its legal obligation by licensing only the sound recording in 1992. At that time, Beastie Boys paid a fee of US$1,000 to ECM Records, the record label to which Newton had previously given contractual permission to license the sound recording. As is standard procedure in copyright cases, Beastie Boys then asked the court for Newton's lawyers to reimburse Beastie Boys' lawyers for $492,000 in legal fees, but the court declined to award costs.
  • 1997
    Age 43
    He has also composed classical works for chamber ensemble and orchestra, as well as electronic music. In 1997 he wrote an opera, The Songs of Freedom.
    More Details Hide Details In his compositional output, he specializes in chamber music and writing for unconventional instrumentations. He has also written a symphony and composed for ballet and modern dance.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1989
    Age 35
    In 1989 he wrote and published a method book entitled The Improvising Flute.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1978
    Age 24
    From 1978 to 1981 he lived in New York, leading a trio with pianist and composer Anthony Davis and cellist Abdul Wadud.
    More Details Hide Details These three played extended chamber jazz and Third Stream compositions by Newton and Davis. With Davis, Newton founded a quartet and toured successfully in Europe in the early 1980s. Afterwards, he performed with a wide variety of musicians, including projects by John Carter and the Mingus Dynasty. Newton has released four recordings of his solo improvisations for flute. Since the 1990s Newton has often worked with musicians from other cultural spheres, including Jon Jang, Gao Hong, Kadri Gopalnath, and Shubhendra Rao, and has taken part in many cross-cultural projects. Newton has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, L'Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Southwest Chamber Music, California EAR Unit, New York New Music Ensemble, and the San Francisco Ballet. He served for five years as Musical Director/Conductor of the Luckman Jazz Orchestra and has held professorships at the University of California, Irvine, the California Institute of the Arts, and California State University, Los Angeles.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 18
    From 1972 to 1975, together with David Murray, Bobby Bradford, and Arthur Blythe, Newton was a member of drummer (and later critic) Stanley Crouch's band Black Music Infinity.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on May 1, 1953.
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