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     Oliver Nelson

Real name: Oliver Edward Nelson.
Born: Jun 4, 1932 in St. Louis, MO.
Died: Oct 27, 1975 in Los Angeles, CA.
Genres: Jazz.
Styles: Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz.
Instruments: Sax (Tenor), Sax (Alto), Leader, Composer, Arranger

Oliver Nelson was a distinctive soloist on alto, tenor and even soprano but his writing eventually overshadowed his playing skills. He became a professional early on in 1947, playing with the Jeter-Pillars Orchestra and with St. Louis big bands headed by George Hudson and Nat Towles. In 1951 he arranged and played second alto for Louis Jordan's big band and followed with a period in the Navy and four years at a university. After moving to New York, Nelson worked briefly with Erskine Hawkins, Wild Bill Davis and Louie Bellson (the latter on the West Coast). In addition to playing with Quincy Jones' Orchestra (1960-61), between 1959-61 Nelson recorded six small-group albums and a big-band date; those gave him a lot of recognition and respect in the jazz world. Blues and the Abstract Truth (from 1961) is considered a classic and helped to popularize a song that Nelson had included on a slightly earlier Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis session, "Stolen Moments." He also fearlessly matched wits effectively with the explosive Eric Dolphy on a pair of quintet sessions. But good as his playing was, Nelson was in greater demand as an arranger, writing for big-band dates of Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery and Billy Taylor among others. By 1967 when he moved to Los Angeles, Nelson was working hard in the studios, writing for television and movies. He occasionally appeared with a big band, wrote a few ambitious works and recorded jazz on an infrequent basis, but Oliver Nelson was largely lost to jazz a few years before his unexpected death at age 43 from a heart attack.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.vervemusicgroup.com/artist/default.aspx?aid=2789 About on Verve Record
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=9785 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Nelson About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Nelson About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Oliver Nelson - 'Nocturne' - 1960, OJC
 Oliver Nelson - 'Soul Battle' - 1992, OJC, Prestige
 Oliver Nelson - 'Straight Ahead' - 1961, New Jazz, OJC
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 Johnny Hodges - '3 Shades Of Blue' - 1970, Flying, Galactic
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 Gene Ammons - 'A Stranger In Town' - 2002, Prestige
 Gene Ammons - 'Soul Summit' - 1962, Prestige
 Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - 'Trane Whistle' - 1961, Prestige, OJC
 Johnny Hartman - 'Unforgettable' - 1995, Impulse!, GRP
 Etta Jones - 'From The Heart' - 1999, OJC, Prestige
 Etta Jones - 'Hollar!' - 1962, OJC
 Quincy Jones - 'The Pawnbroker. The Deadley Affair' - 1967, Verve
 Herbie Mann - 'Our Mann Flute. Impressions Of The Middle East' - 2001, Collectables
 Esther Phillips - 'And I Love Him! Esther Phillips Sings' - 1999, Collectables
 Sonny Rollins - 'Alfie' - 1966, Impulse!
 Jimmy Rushing - 'Every Day I Have The Blues. Livin' The Blues' - 1999, Impulse!
 Shirley Scott - 'Blue Seven' - 1965, OJC, Prestige
 Shirley Scott - 'Memorial Album' - 1958, Prestige
 Jimmy Smith - 'Hobo Flats. Keep On Comin'' - 2008, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Jimmy Smith's Finest Hour' - 2002, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Respect. Livin' It Up!' - 1967, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'The Dynamic Duo' - 1966, Verve
 Jimmy Smith - 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Plays Pretty Just For You' - 1957, Verve, Blue Note
 Cal Tjader - 'Talkin' Verve: Roots Of Acid Jazz' - 1996, Verve
 Cal Tjader - 'Verve Jazz Masters 39' - 1994, Verve
 Stanley Turrentine - 'Joyride' - 1965, Blue Note
 Ben Webster - 'Ben Webster's Finest Hour' - 2000, Verve
 Joe Williams - 'Me And The Blues' - 1995, RCA, Hdi

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