The Bebop Shop : Destination Out! Beyond Bebop : Oliver Nelson
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) Price: £17.99
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.).
A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf Price: £9.99