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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/14/1991
  • Label: Grp Records
  • UPC: 011105010320
  • Catalog Number: 103

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra (9:36)
  2. 2 Flute Salad (2:44)
  3. 3 The Lady from Girl Talk (4:50)
  4. 4 The Shadow of Your Smile (9:39)
  5. 5 Patterns (6:19)
  6. 6 Elegy for a Duck (6:19)
  7. 7 Straight, No Chaser (8:54)
  8. 8 Example Seventy Eight (5:58)
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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
Al 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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