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More Blues and the Abstract Truth

Oliver Nelson

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Album Review

An essential followup to a 1961 classic.

Customer Reviews

WOW, does this album bring back memories

I remember stealing this album from my parents in 1971. I was in seventh grade. I owned it 'till 1982 when it got stolen from me. Guess what, I own it again. It's been a long love affair with this sixties saxaphone jazz. A must have for the Sax. fan.

This album needs more reviews

Agree with the other commenter. The late 50s and 60s jazz is just the way to go everytime. Fans of be bop will love....

Biography

Born: June 4, 1932 in St. Louis, MO

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

Oliver Nelson was a distinctive soloist on alto, tenor, and even soprano, but his writing eventually overshadowed his playing skills. He became a professional early on in 1947, playing with the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra and with St. Louis big bands headed by George Hudson and Nat Towles. In 1951, he arranged and played second alto for Louis Jordan's big band, and followed with a period in the Navy and four years at a university. After moving to New York, Nelson worked briefly with Erskine Hawkins,...
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