Tuesday, 5 June 2018

86th 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 Dolphytrumpeter Freddie Hubbardpianist Bill Evansbaritone saxophonist George Barrowbassist Paul Chambers and drummer Roy Haynes
(Oliver Nelson Septet, “Yearnin” [personnel: Nelson, reeds; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone; George Barrow, baritone saxophone; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 23 February 1961])
(Oliver Nelson Septet, “Cascades” [personnel and recording details as above])
(Oliver Nelson Septet, “Stolen moments” – [personnel and recording details as above except Nelson, tenor saxophone; Dolphy, flute]) 
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