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Sound Pieces
     

Sound Pieces

by Oliver Nelson
 
This CD reissue features Oliver Nelson in two very different settings. Although best-known as an altoist and a tenor-saxophonist, Nelson sticks exclusively to soprano throughout the set. He leads a 20-piece big band on three of his compositions which, although interesting, are not overly memorable. Best are five other numbers (two of which were originally issued on

Overview

This CD reissue features Oliver Nelson in two very different settings. Although best-known as an altoist and a tenor-saxophonist, Nelson sticks exclusively to soprano throughout the set. He leads a 20-piece big band on three of his compositions which, although interesting, are not overly memorable. Best are five other numbers (two of which were originally issued on the record Three Dimensions) that showcase Nelson's soprano playing with a quartet also includes pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist Ron Carter and drumer Grady Tate. Although one would not think of Nelson as a soprano stylist, his strong playing actually put him near the top of his field on such numbers as "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "Straight No Chaser" and his own "Patterns."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/14/1991
Label:
Grp Records
UPC:
0011105010320
catalogNumber:
103

Tracks

  1. Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra
  2. Flute Salad
  3. The Lady from Girl Talk
  4. The Shadow of Your Smile
  5. Patterns
  6. Elegy for a Duck
  7. Straight, No Chaser
  8. Example Seventy Eight

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oliver Nelson   Primary Artist,Soprano Saxophone
Conte Candoli   Trumpet
Ron Carter   Bass
Plas Johnson   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Steve Kuhn   Piano
Shelly Manne   Drums
Bill Perkins   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Gabe Baltazar   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Bobby Bryant   Trumpet
Oliver Jackson   Multiple Reeds
Grady Tate   Drums
Porcino   Trumpet
John Audino   Trumpet
Mike Barone   Trombone
Ray Brown   Bass
Billy Byers   Trombone
Red Callender   Tuba
Bill Green   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Bill Hinshaw   French Horn
Richard Leith   Trombone
Mike Melvoin   Piano
Ollie Mitchell   Trumpet
Jack Nimitz   Reeds,Multiple Reeds
Dick Noel   Trombone
Richard Perissi   Flugelhorn,French Horn
Ernie Tack   Trombone

Technical Credits

Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Bob Simpson   Engineer
Bob Thiele   Producer

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