Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth album
The Blues and the Abstract Truth is an album by American composer and jazz saxophonist Oliver Nelson recorded in February 1961. It remains Nelson's most acclaimed album and features a lineup of notable musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy (his second-to-last appearance on a Nelson album following a series of collaborations recorded for Prestige), Bill Evans (his only appearance with Nelson), Paul Chambers and Roy Haynes
As Oliver Nelson is known primarily as a big band leader and arranger, he is lesser known as a saxophonist and organizer of small ensembles. Blues and the Abstract Truth is his triumph as a musician for the aspects of not only defining the sound of an era with his all-time classic "Stolen Moments," but on this recording, assembling one of the most potent modern jazz sextets ever. Lead trumpeter Freddie Hubbard is at his peak of performance, while alto saxophonists Nelson and Eric Dolphy (Nelson doubling on tenor) team to form an unlikely union that was simmered to perfection
x player Oliver Nelson’s The Blues and the Abstract Truth is one of the gems of the mid-60s. It’s not a great classic, though it comes close to it, but it’s one of those albums that is so well conceived and executed -the arrangements and the playing-that you keep coming back to it to listen. It’s fifty-four years now since the album was recorded. The only player still alive from it is drummer Roy Haynes, who still plays as hard and well at age 90 as at 20 or 30 or 4. .His solo work on this album is on a par with his work on other albums of the day: driving and fluid but no longer quite as new as it seemed back then. The weakest of the three horns is Nelson. It’s common to say that Nelson played arranger’s horn, and it’s true.
More albums from Oliver Nelson: Afrique by Oliver Nelson. Taking Care Of Business by Oliver Nelson. Skull Session by Oliver Nelson. Soulful Brass by Oliver Nelson. The Original Motion Picture Score From Zigzag by Oliver Nelson. In Person by Oliver Nelson. 3-2-1-0 by Oliver Nelson. 1. Blues And The Abstract Truth. 3. Theme From Mr. Broadway. 5. The Critic’s Choice. 7. Blues For Mr. 8. Goin’ To Chicago Blues.
Oliver Nelson - Images (Bonus Track) (05:50, 320Kb/s). Oliver Nelson - Teenie's Blues (Mono) (06:41, 320Kb/s). Oliver Nelson - Butch and Butch (Mono) (04:40, 320Kb/s). Oliver Nelson - Yearnin' (Mono) (06:28, 320Kb/s). Oliver Nelson - Cascades (Mono) (05:39, 320Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: The Blues and the Abstract Truth: The Stereo & Mono Versions (2017).
The artist just dropped his latest collection More Blues and the Abstract Truth – and we have it here for you to check out! Oliver Nelson's new collection includes 8 tracks on 1 disc(s) with total runtime of 43:14.
Forgotten Treasure: Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961). DJ Asma - December 31, 2015. Oliver Nelson is a legendary jazz arranger with a strong playing pedigree (he played tenox sax with Quincy Jones in the early 60s) that really came into his own on his timeless and most revered record The Blues and the Abstract Truth. This is a very special record personally as it was the first important Jazz LP I purchased (from Phonopolis’ old location on parc) and one that helped through extensive hours of thesis writing.
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- Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Verve Music Group
- Licensed From – Universal Music Group International
- Copyright (c) – De Agostini Deutschland GmbH
- Copyright (c) – De Agostini UK Ltd
- Alto Saxophone, Flute – Eric Dolphy
- Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Arranged By, Composed By, Liner Notes – Oliver Nelson
- Baritone Saxophone – George Barrow
- Bass – Paul Chambers
- Design [Cover] – Robert Flynn
- Design [Liner] – Joe Lebow
- Drums – Roy Haynes
- Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
- Photography By [Cover] – Pete Turner
- Photography By [Liner] – Audrey Nelson
- Piano – Bill Evans
- Producer – Creed Taylor
- Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
Notes180g vinyl pressing originally packaged with a 8pp 27.5cm x 28cm leaflet containing listening guide and essential discography.
Back of sleeve has a SIAE sticker but no barcode.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): 91198 1A LP 28 ION
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): 91198 1B LP 28 ION
- Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
|A-5||Oliver Nelson||Blues And The Abstract Truth (LP, Album, Mono)||Impulse!||A-5||US||1961|
|A-5||Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard||Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth (LP, Album, Mono)||Impulse!||A-5||Canada||1961|
|513629T||Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers , Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow||Oliver Nelson Featuring Paul Chambers , Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, George Barrow - The Blues And The Abstract Truth (CD, Album, RE)||Jazz Heritage||513629T||US||1994|
|VIM 5648, AS-5||Oliver Nelson||The Blues And The Abstract Truth (LP, Album, Ltd, RE)||MCA Records, Impulse!||VIM 5648, AS-5||Japan||1981|
|A-5||Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard||Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard - The Blues And The Abstract Truth (LP, Album, RP)||Impulse!, ABC Records||A-5||US||1968|