Classic Impulse! Album Cut by Kevin Gray & Offered on Hybrid SACD!
Recorded in 1961 by the founder of the Impulse! label, Creed Taylor, Oliver Nelson's The Blues And The Abstract Truth is an historic, landmark recording. Nelson plays alto and tenor saxophone on his own compositions and arrangements here with generous support from such jazz luminaries as Bill Evans, piano; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Paul Chambers, bass; Roy Haynes, drums; and Eric Dolphy, alto sax and flute. The Blues And The Abstract Truth is Oliver Nelson's lasting contribution to the heritage of our American jazz idiom. Incredible tunes, amazing performances, phenomenal players, and fantastic sound quality all combine to make this album mandatory listening!
Oliver Nelson, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
George Barrow, baritone saxophone
Paul Chambers, bass
Eric Dolphy, flute, alto saxophone
Bill Evans, piano
Roy Haynes, drums
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet