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"...Let me cut to the chase here and recommend that you buy two copies - one to enjoy and the other to hold for resale, because some day These will run out and lots of jazz fans will be kicking themselves for not buying a copy. Kevin Gray has turned out a perfect remastering job and this is my choice for reissue of the year." Recording = 10/10; Music = 10/10 - Dennis Davis, Hi-Fi+,
With Analogue Productions' new 45 rpm vinyl pressing of Oliver Nelson's The Blues and the Abstract Truth, we finally have a reissue of this great album that's worth buying...A few 'audiophile' reissues have come out over the years, in vinyl and aluminum, but this is the first that comes close to the wondrous sonics of the original black-and-orange pressing." - Fred Kaplan, Stereophile
The Blues and the Abstract Truth is one of my favorite jazz recordings. What a group of heavy-weight performers! Besides Oliver Nelson on tenor sax, you've got the incomparable Bill Evans on piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Paul Chambers on bass, Roy Haynes on drums, and Eric Dolphy on flute and alto sax. This is the jazz equivalent of a super-group." - Jim Hannon, AVguide
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.
Originally released in 1961.
Mastered by Kevin Gray.
Recorded in 1961 by the founder of the Impulse! label, Creed Taylor, Oliver Nelson's The Blues And The Abstract Truth is an historic, landmark recording. Oliver Nelson plays alto and tenor saxophone on his own compositions and arrangements here with generous support from such jazz luminaries as Bill Evans, piano; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Paul Chambers, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; and Eric Dolphy, alto sax and flute.
The Blues And The Abstract Truth is Oliver Nelson's lasting contribution to the heritage of our American jazz idiom.
Aufnahme: Februar 1961 in Rudy Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA
von Rudy van Gelder / Produktion: Creed Taylor
Oliver Nelson, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
George Barrow, baritone saxophone
Paul Chambers, bass
Eric Dolphy, flute, alto saxophone
Bill Evans, piano
Roy Haynes, drums
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Oliver Nelson The Blues And The Abstract Truth
1. Stolen Moments
5. Butch And Butch
6. Teenie's Blues
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