Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
Playing catch-up, I somehow missed posting first time around this title, more Oliver Nelson on Impulse, More Blues….and the Abstract Truth AS-75. I’m not sure what “Abstract Truth” means in this context, but it sure sounds intellectually impressive, so let’s … Continue reading →
Selection: Patterns . . . Artists: Patterns, The Shadow Of Your Smile, Elegy For A Duck (Capitol Studios, NYC, September 7, 1966) Oliver Nelson, soprano sax; Steve Kuhn, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Grady Tate, drums. Sound Piece For Jazz Orchestra … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Main Stem (Ellington) . Kicking off the shoes with the very catchy Ellington composition, Main Stem (1942). The title refers, I believe, to the trunk of the Mississipi River, which runs from New Orleans to St Louis. It’s like the … Continue reading →
track selection: “Emancipation Blues” I> PRLP 7225 Jerry Kail, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp) Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman (tb) Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (frh -1,2) Don Butterfield (tu) Jerry Dodgion (as, fl) Oliver Nelson … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Oliver Nelson Sextet feat Eric Dolphy “Three Seconds” > NJLP 8243 Richard Williams (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Oliver Nelson (as, ts) Richard Wyands (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading →