Oliver Nelson - Screamin' the Blues


Original Jazz Classics



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AOJC 080
UPC: 888072351202
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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record

150 Gram LP  

Nelson, who had made his big-time debut on Prestige via the tenor saxophone, plays both tenor and alto here, combining and contrasting with Eric Dolphy on "Alto-itis." The powerful trumpet of Richard Williams completes the front line for a high-energy session that evokes an earlier, jazz-oriented R&B, particularly on the title track, and a modern gospel groove on "The Meetin'." Nelson went on to make his mark as a composer/arranger before his untimely death in 1975, but this date represents him as a blowing musician in the first phase of his recording career. Although this is a small band, Nelson constantly brings the lessons he learned during his band apprenticeship into play, combining them with the freedom of improvisation afforded by the combo context.

Side 1
Screamin' the Blues
March On, March On
The Drive

Side 2
The Meetin'
Three Seconds

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