Oliver Nelson

The Blues And The Abstracts Truth + 1 Bonus (772321)

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2022

The Blues And The Abstracts Truth + 1 Bonus

Oliver Nelson

Waxtime

8436559469838

LPS 170695

772321

JAZZ

1

LP 12,38 €

LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs

180 gr. VINYL–AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

HIGH-DEFINITION PREMIUM VINYL

PRESSING FOR SUPER FIDELITY

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK

The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) remains Oliver Nelson’s most acclaimed album and features a lineup of topclass musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes. Baritone saxophonist George Barrow does not take solos but remains a key feature in the subtle voicings of Nelson’s arrangements.

The album is often noted for its unique ensemble arrangements and is frequently identified as a progenitor of Nelson’s move towards arranging later in his career. It includes the iconic version of Nelson’s all-time classic “Stolen Moments”. Reviewer Michael G. Nastos gave it the maximum rating of 5 stars in AllMusic, stating the album is “a must buy for all jazz fans, and a Top Ten or Top Fifty favorite for many.”

This 180-gram LP edition includes, as a bonus, Nelson’s original version of “Stolen Moments”, recorded the previous year as “The Stolen Moment.”

PERSONNEL:

  • OLIVER NELSON - (alto & tenor sax)
  • ERIC DOLPHY - (alto sax & flute)
  • FREDDIE HUBBARD - (trumpet (out on B3)
  • GEORGE BARROW - (baritone sax (out on B3)
  • BILL EVANS - (piano)
  • PAUL CHAMBERS - (bass)
  • ROY HAYNES - (drums)

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, February 23, 1961.

  • BONUS TRACK (B4):
  • Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts), Oliver Nelson, Eric Dolphy (as), Clark Terry, Richard Williams, Bob Bryant (tp), Melba Liston, Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Jerome Richardson, George Barrow (ts, fl), Bob Ashton (bs), Richard Wyands (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Roy Haynes (d).
  • Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, September 20, 1960.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • A1. STOLEN MOMENTS
  • A2. HOE-DOWN
  • A3. CASCADES
  • SIDE B:
  • B1. YEARNIN’
  • B2. BUTCH AND BUTCH
  • B3. TEENIE’S BLUES
  • B4. STOLEN MOMENTS [first version, aka THE STOLEN MOMENT]