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The Blues And The Abstract Truth

Oliver Nelson

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Format: LP

Cat No: 772321

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Release Date:  17 February 2023

Label:  Waxtime

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8436559469838

Genres:  Jazz  

Release Date:  28 August 2012

Label:  Soundsgood

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8436542011013

Genres:  Jazz  

Release Date:  10 May 2024

Label:  Essential Jazz Classics

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8435723701248

Genres:  Jazz  

Release Date:  26 July 2024

Label:  Soundsgood

Packaging Type:  Gate Fold Vinyl

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Barcode:  8436563185717

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) remains Oliver Nelson's most acclaimed album and features a line-up of top-class musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Roy Haynes, and George Barrow. The album is often noted for its unique ensemble arrangements and is frequently identified as a progenitor of Nelson's move towards arranging later in his career. It includes the iconic version of Nelson's all-time classic "Stolen Moments".





    Reviewer Michael G. Nastos gave it the maximum rating of 5 stars in AllMusic, stating the album is "a must buy for all jazz fans, and a Top Ten or Top Fifty favourite for many."

    This special edition includes, as a bonus, Nelson's original version of "Stolen Moments", recorded the previous year as "The Stolen Moment."




    OLIVER NELSON alto & tenor sax, ERIC DOLPHY alto sax & flute, FREDDIE HUBBARD trumpet (out on B3),
    GEORGE BARROW baritone sax, BILL EVANS piano, PAUL CHAMBERS bass, ROY HAYNES drums.





    OLIVER NELSON: THE BLUES AND THE ABSTRACT TRUTH

    LIMITED EDITION ON 180g HIGH-DEFINITION AUDIOPHILE PRESSING

    Description

    CD EDITION - THE COMPLETE ALBUM + 6 BONUS TRACKS - 16-PAGE BOOKLET WITH MEMORABILIA AND UPDATED LINER NOTES. The Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse AS-5) was the masterpiece that earned Oliver Nelson widespread recognition as one of the finest arrangers and composers in jazz.

    Everything shines here: the wonderful compositions and arrangements, including the splendid Stolen Moments, which would become a standard, and the all-star group featuring Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Roy Haynes.

    As a bonus, six other Oliver Nelson compositions, also featuring Eric Dolphy and Roy Haynes, including two extended blues and the earliest existing version of Stolen Moments, (originally issued as The Stolen Moment) have been added to the superb edition.

    "This LP is a must buy for all jazz collectors, and a Top Ten-Fifty favourite for many." - ***** AllMusic (Michael G. Nastos)

    "Using 12-bar blues and 'I Got Rhythm' as points of departure, Nelson has put together six compositions that show him to be one of the important new writers." - ***** Down Beat (Don DeMicheal)

    One of the 120 Best Jazz Albums: Basis-Diskothek -Jazz, Germany

    "Oliver Nelson's 'Stolen Moments' is perhaps the best blues ever written, even if it's not quite discernible as such. A masterpiece with an intensity and quality rarely seen." - (Ralf Dombrowski)

    Description

    THE COMPLETE LP + 2 BONUS TRACKS - SPECIAL GATEFOLD LIMITED EDITION - 180-GRAM VIRGIN VINYL. Oliver Nelson's breakthrough LP The Blues and the Abstract Truth. The album features jazz luminaries Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Roy Haynes, and contains the tune "Stolen Moments," now considered a standard.

    'Stolen Moments' had in fact already been recorded by Nelson the previous year as 'The Stolen Moment' on an album by the Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Big Band titled Trane Whistle. Coincidently, this early version (included here as a bonus track) also featured Eric Dolphy and Roy Haynes, as well as George Barrow.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Stolen Moments
      • 2. Hoe-Down
      • 3. Cascades
      • 4. Yearnin'
      • 5. Butch And Butch
      • 6. Teenie's Blues
      • 7. Stolen Moments [first Version, Aka The Stolen Moment]

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Stolen moments
      • 2. Hoe-Down
      • 3. Cascades
      • 4. Yearnin'
      • 5. Butch and butch
      • 6. Teenie's blues
      • 7. Stolen Moments (First Version, Aka The Stolen Moment)

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Stolen Moments
      • 2. Hoe-Down
      • 3. Cascades
      • 4. Yearnin'
      • 5. Butch And Butch
      • 6. Teenie's Blues
      • 7. Screamin' The Blues
      • 8. The Meetin'
      • 9. Walk Away
      • 10. Trane Whistle
      • 11. Whole Nelson
      • 12. Stolen Moments [First Version, Aka The Stolen Moment]

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Stolen Moments
      • 2. Hoe-Down
      • 3. Cascades
      • 4. Teenie's Blues

      Side 2

      • 1. Yearnin'
      • 2. Butch And Butch
      • 3. Teenie's Blues
      • 4. Stolen Moment