The Blues and the Abstract Truth

Oliver+Nelson

 

In 1961 Oliver Nelson assembled some of the most respected names on the Jazz scene to create his masterpiece, The Blues and the Abstract Truth. This album is vintage early 60s jazz, a timeless piece that is as elegant as Stolen Moments; as upbeat as a Hoedown; and dark and brooding as Teenie’s Blues which showcases Eric Dolphy, along with Nelson,┬ájousting on alto sax. All the players here are at their peak and Nelson’s compositions are spot on. The Blues and the Abstract Truth, like Miles’ Kind of Blue, is classic and timeless.

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