Oliver Nelson

Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}

Oliver Nelson and His Orchestra - Fantabulous (1964) {Verve Originals rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 120 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2008 Verve / Argo | 0602517621350 | Verve Originals Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Modern Big Band / Modern Creative

By the time Oliver Nelson and his big band had recorded Fantabulous in March of 1964 for Argo, the great composer, saxophonist, conductor, and arranger was a man about town in New York. He had released some truly classic dates of his own as a leader in smaller group forms – Blues and the Abstract Truth and Full Nelson among them – and had done arrangement work for everyone from Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Johnny Hodges, Nancy Wilson, Frank Wess, King Curtis, Etta Jones, Jimmy Smith, Jack Teagarden, Betty Carter, Billy Taylor, and Gene Ammons, to name more than a few. For Fantabulous, he took his working big band to Chicago for a gig sponsored by Daddy-O-Daylie, a famous local disc jockey.
Oliver Nelson & Friends - Happenings / Soulful Brass (1967-68) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}

Oliver Nelson & Friends - Happenings / Soulful Brass (1967-68) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 438 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
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© 1967-68, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music | 06025 2780954
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Modern Big Band / Jazz Arranger

This Impulse two-fer revives a pair of LPs by arranger, composer, and saxophonist Oliver Nelson, Happenings and Soulful Brass, released in 1966 and 1968, respectively. Happenings, a date with pianist Hank Jones, is the better album, unlike Soulful Brass, which was co-led with comedian/pianist Steve Allen. Unfortunately, both pianists are featured mainly on harpsichord, which tends to dominate, and at times overwhelm, the compositions.
Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 151 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9144
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Large Group

Reissue with DSD remastering. One of the last sessions Oliver Nelson ever recorded – a genius batch of work recorded for the Japanese East Wind label, and maybe one of his greatest albums ever! The set's a wonderful link between the sophisticated large group sounds that Nelson did for Impulse Records in the 60s, and some of the more expansive styles he was trying out on the Flying Dutchman imprint in the 70s – a batch of work that both has that sense of majesty that Nelson could command at his best, but which still retains an earthy vibe overall.
Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth (1961) [Analogue Productions 2010] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth (1961) [APO Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:34 minutes | Scans included | 1,2 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1033 MB
Oliver Nelson - The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions (1962-67) [6CD] {2006 Mosaic Remaster} [re-up]

Oliver Nelson - The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions (1962-67) [6CD] {2006 Mosaic Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.58 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 958 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 168 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Mosaic Records / UMG | MD6-233
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Oliver Nelson was one of the more distinctive arrangers to be active in jazz, the studios, and popular music of the '60s. While most Nelson reissues focus on his always-excellent saxophone playing (whether on tenor or alto), this six-CD set, Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions, focuses on Oliver Nelson the arranger-composer-bandleader. He does take solos on some of these dates on tenor, alto,and soprano (his only recorded solos on that instrument), but it his writing that takes center stage.
Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth (1961/2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Oliver Nelson - The Blues And The Abstract Truth (1961/2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:34 minutes | 770 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

One of jazz’s best kept secrets, this landmark 1961 release by saxophonist and arranger Oliver Nelson boasts the superstar lineup of Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Roy Haynes and Paul Chambers. The record explores the limitless boundaries of the blues and introduced the world to one of the jazz genre’s most performed standards, “Stolen Moments”.

Jazz Play Along Vol. 44 - Oliver Nelson  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Kruzzz at Sept. 15, 2011
Jazz Play Along Vol. 44 - Oliver Nelson

Jazz Play Along Vol. 44 - Oliver Nelson
Hal Leonard | English | 2005 | ISBN-10: 0634090720 | 51 pages | PDF/MP3 | 115 MB
Oliver Nelson - Afro/American Sketches (1962) [Remastered 1993]

Oliver Nelson - Afro/American Sketches (1962) [Remastered 1993]
EAC rip | APE + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 260 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label ~ Prestige Records/OJCCD-1819-2

This CD reissue brings back Oliver Nelson's first big-band date as a leader. Meant as a folk album paying tribute to the history of blacks in America, there are such songs as "Jungleaire," "Emancipation Blues," "Going Up North" and "Freedom Dance." Among the soloists are flutist Jerry Dodgion, trumpeter Joe Newman and Nelson himself on tenor and alto. Even this early, Nelson's writing had its own sound; his seven-part suite is well worth hearing. ~ AllMusic
Oliver Nelson - The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions (2006) [6CD] {Mosaic MD6-233}

Oliver Nelson - The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions (2006) [6CD] {Mosaic MD6-233}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2.58 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 958 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 162 Mb
© 2006 Mosaic Records / UMG | MD6-233
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Oliver Nelson was one of the more distinctive arrangers to be active in jazz, the studios, and popular music of the '60s. While most Nelson reissues focus on his always-excellent saxophone playing (whether on tenor or alto), this six-CD set, Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions, focuses on Oliver Nelson the arranger-composer-bandleader. He does take solos on some of these dates on tenor, alto,and soprano (his only recorded solos on that instrument), but it his writing that takes center stage.
Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) (Remastered 2010)

Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) (Remastered 2010)
Jazz | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 260 Mb
Label ~ Analogue Productions

Oliver Nelson had recorded several sessions for Prestige when the fledgling Impulse! label gave him the opportunity to make this septet date in 1961. The result was a rare marriage between an arranger-composer's conception and the ideal collection of musicians to execute it. The material is all based somehow on the blues, but Nelson's structural and harmonic extensions make it highly varied, suggesting ballads, hoedowns, and swing. The band is one of those groupings that seem only to have been possible around 1960, a roster so strong that the leader's name was actually listed fourth on the cover. Nelson shares the solo space with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, alto saxophonist and flutist Eric Dolphy, and pianist Bill Evans, while bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Roy Haynes contribute support and baritone saxophonist George Barrow adds depth. In stark contrast to Dolphy's brilliant, convulsive explosions, Nelson's tenor solos are intriguingly minimalist, emphasizing a tight vibrato and unusual note choices. It's not quite Kind of Blue (nothing is), but Blues and the Abstract Truth is an essential recording, one that helped define the shape of jazz in the '60s. ~ Amazon