The Preacher And The Musician

James Newton & Abdul Wadud

Chamber jazz for flute & cello

James Newton is featured performing “The Preacher And The Musician” in the late 1970s.


James Newton, flute
Abdul Wadud, cello

Between 1978 to 1981 James Newton lived in New York where he began playing extended chamber jazz, as leader of a trio featuring cellist Abdul Wadud and pianist Anthony Davis.

Newton expanded his trio to a quartet with the addition of vibraphonist Jay Hoggard and successfully toured Europe during the early ’80s.