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Oliver Nelson: Meet Oliver Nelson + Main Stem (CD: Fresh Sound)Oliver Nelson: Meet Oliver Nelson + Main Stem (CD: Fresh Sound)
Meet Oliver Nelson was the saxophonist's 1959 recording debut as leader, on which he shared horn duties with trumpeter Kenny Dorham. Two years later came Mainstem, a typical prestige blowing session of the time, full of wit and invention, played by a sextet with Joe Newman on trumpet and Oliver Nelson playing both alto and tenor. (Discovery Records) 


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Oliver Nelson Quintet: Takin' Care Of Business + Lem's Beat (CD: Fresh Sound)
Oliver Nelson's later fame as a composer/arranger overshadowed his instrumental skills but he was a formidable performer on both alto and tenor sax. On the first album included here he fronts a quintet which includes vibraphonist Lem Winchester and Johnny Smith on organ. The second session (recorded a month later, in April 1960) was issued under Lem Winchester's name and features Nelson on tenor alongside Curtis Peagler, alto. (Discovery Records) 


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Oliver Nelson Quintet: Takin' Care Of Business + Lem's Beat (CD: Fresh Sound)


Oliver Nelson/ King Curtis/ Jimmy Forrest: Soul Battle (CD: Prestige- US Import)Oliver Nelson/ King Curtis/ Jimmy Forrest: Soul Battle (CD: Prestige- US Import)
 


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Oliver Nelson & Eric Dolphy: Complete Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
Oliver Nelson and Eric Dolphy combined their superb talents on just four albums, all of them recorded in 1960-61. All four LPs are included here in their entirety in chronological order - all of them true classics. There are two albums with Nelson as the leader: ‘Screamin’ the Blues’ (originally Prestige, 1960) and ‘The Blues and the Abstract Truth’ (originally Impulse, 1961). Then Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis’ ‘Trane Whistle’ (originally Prestige, 1960), and finally the only album presenting both Nelson and Dolphy as co-leaders: ‘Straight Ahead’ (originally New Jazz, 1961).

The great Roy Haynes is the drummer on all four albums, which also feature : Bill Evans, Clark Terry, Freddie Hubbard, Paul Chambers, Richard Williams, Melba Liston, Jimmy Cleveland, Richard Wyands, George Duvivier, and others. (Discovery Records) 


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Oliver Nelson & Eric Dolphy: Complete Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Oliver Nelson: Screamin' The Blues (CD: New Jazz RVG)Oliver Nelson: Screamin' The Blues (CD: New Jazz RVG)
Nelson, who had made his big-time debut on Prestige via the tenor saxophone, plays both tenor and alto here, combining and contrasting with Eric Dolphy on "Alto-itis." The powerful trumpet of Richard Williams completes the front line for a high-energy session that evokes an earlier, jazz-oriented R&B, particularly on the title track, and a modern gospel groove on "The Meetin'."

Nelson went on to make his mark as a composer/arranger before his untimely death in 1975, but this date represents him as a blowing musician in the first phase of his recording career. Although this is a small band, Nelson constantly brings the lessons he learned during his band apprenticeship into play, combining them with the freedom of improvisation afforded by the combo context (Fantasy, Inc.).

 


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Oliver Nelson with Eric Dolphy: Straight Ahead (CD: New Jazz- US Import)
 


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Oliver Nelson with Eric Dolphy: Straight Ahead (CD: New Jazz- US Import)


Oliver Nelson: The Blues and the Abstract Truth (CD: Impulse)Oliver Nelson: The Blues and the Abstract Truth (CD: Impulse)
'One of the classics of the period, and if there was one Nelson track to take away to a desert island it would have to be the one that starts the album, the lovely 'Stolen Moments' with its mournful Hubbard solo and a lovely statement from Dolphy on flute.' (The Penguin Guide To Jazz)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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Oliver Nelson: More Blues and the Abstract Truth (CD: Impulse)
 


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Oliver Nelson: More Blues and the Abstract Truth (CD: Impulse)


Oliver Nelson's Big Band: Live From Los Angeles (CD: Impulse)Oliver Nelson's Big Band: Live From Los Angeles (CD: Impulse)
 


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Oliver Nelson & His Orchestra: Fantabulous (CD: Argo/ Verve)
 


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Oliver Nelson & His Orchestra: Fantabulous (CD: Argo/ Verve)

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