Oliver Nelson - The Blues and Abstract Truth LP

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Vital Vinyl Series 180g Vinyl LP Reissue!

Verve and Impulse! Records launch the new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating essential jazz LPs from the enduring catalogues of the two iconic labels. Throughout 2019, Verve and Impulse! will be making no fewer than 40 key albums from the 1950s, '60s and '70s available again on 180-gram vinyl. Each will feature their original cover artwork, track listings and liner notes. Some of these albums will become available for the first time in years, while others that are already in print will now be perennially available.

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!