The Blues And The Abstract Truth (studio album) by Oliver Nelson

The Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson
Year: 1961
Overall rank: 2,653rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 117 votes)
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From 03/10/2022 15:56
Fantastic album.. Yearnin¨¨ whoa
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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?
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From 11/17/2020 17:38
Obra-prima! Poderia ser mais aclamada e conhecida!
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From 10/18/2020 23:50
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Favourite track: Stolen Moments
Worst tracks: Butch and Butch, Teenie's Blues (both still ranked at 7/10!)
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From 07/09/2019 00:08
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.
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From 12/26/2018 23:23
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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Best Albums of 1961
1. My Favorite Things by John Coltrane
2. King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
3. Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio
4. Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
5. Olé Coltrane by John Coltrane
6. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite by Max Roach
7. The Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson
8. Africa/Brass by John Coltrane Quartet
9. Eastern Sounds by Yusef Lateef
10. Showcase by Patsy Cline
11. Someday My Prince Will Come by The Miles Davis Sextet
12. Djangology by Django Reinhardt
13. The Genius Sings The Blues by Ray Charles
14. West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) by Various Artists
15. Two Steps From The Blues by Bobby Bland
16. Lonely And Blue by Roy Orbison
17. This Is Our Music by Ornette Coleman
18. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane by Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
19. Out Of The Cool by Gil Evans Orchestra
20. Time Further Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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