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Customer Reviews

period piece

An homage to our 35th president that is genuine to the period. A beautiful step back in time so genuine you would swear this came from your grandparents LP collection. Blends moving speech quotes nicely with the orchestra.

Criminally Underrated

Up there with "Blues/Abstract" and "Sound Pieces" -- GET IT!


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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