The Blues And The Abstract Truth (studio album) by Oliver Nelson
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.8/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.7.
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Fantastic album.. Yearnin¨¨ whoa
A profound first listening experience, and it holds up through the rest. Makes Zappa's appreciation for Dolphy seem more than reasonable, and maybe even less than one's own?
Obra-prima! Poderia ser mais aclamada e conhecida!
Favourite track: Stolen Moments
Worst tracks: Butch and Butch, Teenie's Blues (both still ranked at 7/10!)
Bill Evans gets a bit overshadowed here; he's great, but he's not mic-ed up great and he's not bringing the harder edges the other players are. Eric Dolphy on this album, oh my god. Check out Yearnin', where he plays the last part of the head with total precision, and then immediately goes wailing into his best deconstructin'-and-rockin' mode. Nelson himself and Freddie Hubbard keep up stride for stride. The arrangements are great, with George Barrow on baritone sax but taking no solos, just making the head arrangements deeper and sweeter. This deserves the status it has--it regularly makes lists of Greatest Jazz Albums of All Time.
A masterful album! With the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Paul Chambers and Bill Evans at your side, you know you can't go wrong. The opening cut is sheer perfection
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