Monday, 5 June 2017

85th birthday of Oliver Nelson

(Born 4 June 1932, St Louis, Missouri, US)
Bandleader, prolific arranger and producer, composer, especially the classic The Blues and the Abstract Truth (February 1961), featuring multiinstrumentalist Eric Dolphy, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, pianist Bill Evans, baritone saxophonist George Barrow, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Roy Haynes

(Oliver Nelson Quintet, “Six and four” [personnel: Nelson, alto saxophone {first solo take}; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone {second solo following Nelson and before Wyands}; Richard Wyands, piano; George Duvivier, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 1 March 1961]) 
(Oliver Nelson Septet, “Stolen moments” – personnel: Nelson, tenor saxophone; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone, flute; George Barrow, baritone saxophone; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Roy Haynes, drums [recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 23 February 1961])


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