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Oliver Nelson

ts, as, 1932-1975 US, St. Louis
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Oliver Edward Nelson

Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 – October 28, 1975) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and bandleader.He is perhaps best remembered for his groundbreaking 1961 Impulse! album The Blues and the Abstract Truth, widely regarded as one of the most significant American jazz recordings of the modern jazz era. The centerpiece of the album is the definitive version of Nelson's composition, "Stolen Moments". Other important recordings from the early 1960s are More Blues and the Abstract Truth and Sound Pieces, both also on Impulse!.

  • Tenor sax
  • Alto sax
  • Saxophone
  • Soprano sax
  • Flute
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Soundtrack
  • Latin
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Greek Tragedy - Oliver Nelson TikTok Remix on Greek Tragedy by The Wombats & Oliver Nelson
Long Summer Nights on Long Summer Nights by Oliver Nelson & Lilla Vargen
Sail To You (feat. Leo Stannard) on Sail To You by Oliver Nelson, Tobtok & Leo Stannard
Riding Shotgun (feat. Bonnie McKee) on Kids in Love by Kygo
Ghost - Oliver Nelson Remix on Ghost by Ella Henderson
Habits (Stay High) - Oliver Nelson Remix on Habits [Oliver Nelson Remix] by Tove Lo
Sexual - Oliver Nelson Remix / Radio Edit on Sexual by NEIKED & Dyo
I Wonder on I Wonder by Oliver Nelson & Richard Judge
before you (Oliver Nelson Remix) on before you by angelbaby, Oliver Nelson & PRETTYMUCH
Ain't A Thing (feat. Kaleem Taylor) on Ain't A Thing by Oliver Nelson

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Title Artist Year Type
The Complete Blues And The Abstract TruthOliver Nelson2017Compil.
The Complete Prestige CollectionOliver Nelson2017Compil.
A Taste Of Honey + Impressions Of PhaedraOliver Nelson2017Compil.
6 Great Jazz Impulse!The John Coltrane Quartet, Sonny Rollins, Roy Haynes Quartet, Oliver Nelson, Count Basie And The Kansas City Seven, John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman2015Album
Eight Classic AlbumsOliver Nelson2013Compil.
Oliver Nelson & Eric Dolphy Complete RecordingsOliver Nelson2012Compil.
Happenings / Soulful BrassOliver Nelson & Friends Of Oliver Nelson2011Compil.
Azurte / Goin' Up NorthOliver Nelson2007Single
Zigzag / The Super Cops (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Oliver Nelson & Jerry Fielding2006Album
The Argo, Verve And Impulse Big Band Studio SessionsOliver Nelson2006Compil.
In BerlinLeon Thomas With Oliver Nelson2002Album
The Biggest Bundle Of Them All & Zigzag: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackRiz Ortolani & Oliver Nelson2001Compil.
Un Véritable ArchitecteOliver Nelson1997Compil.
Verve Jazz Masters 48Oliver Nelson1995Compil.
Nelson & EvansOliver Nelson, Gil Evans1985Compil.
Three DimensionsOliver Nelson1978Compil.
A Dream DeferredOliver Nelson1976Compil.
ImagesOliver Nelson Featuring Eric Dolphy1976Compil.
A Dream Deferred - Part 2 "African Sunrise"Oliver Nelson1976Compil.
Back TalkOliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson1976Compil.
Giant Of JazzOliver Nelson Featuring Johnny Hodges And Leon Thomas1976Compil.
Oliver Nelson In TokyoOliver Nelson, Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats1976Album
Skull SessionOliver Nelson1975Album
Stolen MomentsOliver Nelson1975Album
In PersonKimiko Kasai Featuring Oliver Nelson1974Album
Oliver Edward Nelson In London With Oily RagsOliver Nelson In London With Oily Rags1974Album
Swiss SuiteOliver Nelson1973Album
The Blues And The Abstract TruthOliver Nelson1971Album
AfriqueCount Basie Orchestra, Oliver Nelson1971Album
The Original Motion Picture Score From ZigzagOliver Nelson1970Album
Soul On TopJames Brown With The Louie Bellson Orchestra, Oliver Nelson1970Album
Black, Brown And BeautifulOliver Nelson1970Album
3 Shades Of BlueJohnny Hodges With Leon Thomas And Oliver Nelson1970Album
Wives And Lovers / Satin DollRita Reys Meets Oliver Nelson1969Single
3-2-1-0Oliver Nelson / Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats1969Album
Soulful BrassOliver Nelson & Steve Allen1968Album
HappeningsHank Jones & Oliver Nelson1967Album
Winchester CathedralHank Jones And Oliver Nelson1967Single
Oliver Nelson Plays MichelleOliver Nelson1966Album
Sound PiecesOliver Nelson1966Album
Leonard Feather Presents The Sound Of Feeling And The Sound Of Oliver NelsonOliver Nelson, The Sound Of Feeling1966Album
DominationCannonball Adderley With Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Oliver Nelson1965Album
More Blues And The Abstract TruthOliver Nelson1964Album
Full NelsonOliver Nelson1963Album
Soul BattleOliver Nelson, King Curtis, Jimmy Forrest1962Album
Main StemOliver Nelson With Joe Newman1962Album
Lem's BeatLem Winchester Sextet Featuring Oliver Nelson1961Single
Straight AheadOliver Nelson With Eric Dolphy1961Album
The Blues And The Abstract Truth #2Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Single
The Blues And The Abstract Truth #1Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Single
Blues And The Abstract TruthOliver Nelson1961Album
Taking Care Of BusinessOliver Nelson1960Album
NocturneOliver Nelson1960Album
'Trane WhistleOliver Nelson1960Single
Meet Oliver NelsonOliver Nelson1959Album
The Critics Choice / Blues O'MightyOliver NelsonSingle
Melissa / The Dock Of The BayOliver NelsonSingle
Jonny Hodges/ Oliver NelsonJohnny Hodges, Oliver NelsonSingle
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