Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman


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  • Release Date: 19 May 1992
  • OJCCD-1803-2

Oliver Nelson (1932-75) was justly celebrated and well rewarded for his writing and arranging for orchestras, films, and television. Because his gifts in these areas abounded, Nelson's abilities on tenor saxophone tended to be overlooked. At home beside dauntless avant-gardist Eric Dolphy or R&B boss King Curtis, Nelson could wail and stomp with equally expressive power. The saxophonist's front-line partner here, longtime Basie-ite Joe Newman, is a sterling modern mainstreamer who is part… MORE