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Oliver Nelson With Eric Dolphy: Screamin' the Blues

Read "Screamin' the Blues" reviewed by Samuel Chell

Screamin' the Blues is an apt description of the soloists' approach on this 1960 session, here reissued as an RVG remaster, the first of three matching leader Oliver Nelson with avant-gardist Eric Dolphy. Although not as well-known as Nelson's masterpiece, Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961), the date is characterized, above all, by “generosity" on the ...

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Oliver Nelson: Screamin' The Blues

Read "Screamin' The Blues" reviewed by Chris May

A gutsy, down-home, blues-drenched saxophonist who could make flames burst out of the bell of his horn, Oliver Nelson is probably best remembered for his back-room chores on other musicians' records. He arranged Jimmy Smith's biggest chart hit, “Walk On The Wild Side," and an even bigger one for Louis Armstrong, “What A Wonderful World." He ...

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Oliver Nelson: Screamin' The Blues

Read "Screamin' The Blues" reviewed by Ronald S. Russ

There were many saxophonists on the scene in 1960 who would influence jazz for the next forty years. While saxophonist/composer/arranger Oliver Nelson might not be the best known of the musicians of that era, he blew alongside some of the greats. He is probably best known for his compositions and arrangements ("Stolen Moments," “Miss Fine" and ...