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Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth





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AIMP 7746433
UPC: 602577464331
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As Oliver Nelson is known primarily as a big band leader and arranger, he is lesser known as a saxophonist and organizer of small ensembles. Blues And The Abstract Truth is his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era with his all-time classic "Stolen Moments," but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever. Lead trumpeter Freddie Hubbard is at his peak of performance, while alto saxophonists Nelson and Eric Dolphy (Nelson doubling on tenor) team to for an unlikely union that was simmered to perfection. Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums) can do no wrong as a rhythm section. 

Originally released in 1961.

Oliver Nelson, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
George Barrow, baritone saxophone
Paul Chambers, bass
Eric Dolphy, flute, alto saxophone
Bill Evans, piano
Roy Haynes, drums
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet

1. Stolen Moments
2. Hoe Down
3. Cascades
4. Yearnin'
5. Butch And Butch
6. Teenie's Blues

Customer Reviews (3.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Clicks pops and crackles

posted on 02/04/2021
1 Stars
Bought this copy after reading it was an Impulse remaster from analog tapes. All I can say is I’m disappointed that Acoustic Sounds sells these low quality pressings. Made in Czech Republic and full of loud pops, clicks and crackles.


posted on 09/16/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: GSal
As you might expect with the names on this album, this is one great recording! Sonics, detail, fidelity. Overall an impressive LP. It’s hard to imagine how the 45 rpm version could possibly sound better.

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