TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
The Absolute Sound 40th Anniversary Best Sounding Music!
200 Gram, 45rpm 2LP Set! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Cut by Kevin Gray at 45 RPM and packaged in extra-thick cardboard stock gatefold jackets!
Recorded in 1961, The Blues and Abstract Truth is Oliver Nelson's most acclaimed album.
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 for an unlikely union that was simmered to perfection. Bill Evans (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums) can do no wrong as a rhythm section.
Bill Evans, piano
Roy Haynes, drums
Eric Dolphy, flute, alto saxophone
Oliver Nelson, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Paul Chambers, bass
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Pressed by Quality Record Pressings
1. Stolen Moments
2. Hoe Down
5. Butch and Butch
6. Teenie's Blues