Oliver Nelson

Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 – October 28, 1975) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader.[1][2] His 1961 Impulse! album The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) is regarded as one of the most significant recordings of its era. The centerpiece of the album is the definitive version of Nelson's composition, "Stolen Moments". Other important recordings from the early 1960s are More Blues and the Abstract Truth and Sound Pieces, both also on Impulse!.[3]

Oliver Nelson
Background information
Born(1932-06-04)June 4, 1932
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
DiedOctober 28, 1975(1975-10-28) (aged 43)
Los Angeles, California
GenresBebop, hard bop, post-bop, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, arranger
InstrumentsSoprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and clarinet
LabelsVerve
Impulse!
Prestige
Argo
Flying Dutchman

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