Nelson, Oliver: The Blues And Abstract Truth (Acoustic Sounds Series) LP
Primarily known as a big band leader and arranger, on this landmark 1961 Creed Taylor recorded set Oliver Nelson provides and arranges all of the material while holding down alto and tenor saxophone duties to boot. He also assembled one of jazz's most potent modern jazz sextets here which included such jazz heavyweights as Bill Evans (piano), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Paul Chambers (bass), Roy Haynes (drums) and Eric Dolphy (alto sax & flute). Featuring incredible tunes ("Stolen Moments"), phenomenal players and amazing performances, The Blues And The Abstract Truth is unequivocally Nelson's high water mark and is as breathtaking and balanced a recording as they come! This all-analog 180g vinyl LP reissue was mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, pressed at QRP, and comes housed in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket.