LP - Limited Edition 180g High Definition Black Vinyl with bonus track.
The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) remains Oliver Nelson's most acclaimed album and features a line-up of top-class musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, Roy Haynes, and George Barrow.
The album is often noted for its unique ensemble arrangements and is frequently identified as a progenitor of Nelson's move towards arranging later in his career. It includes the iconic version of Nelson's all-time classic "Stolen Moments".
Reviewer Michael G. Nastos gave it the maximum rating of 5 stars in AllMusic, stating the album is "a must buy for all jazz fans, and a Top Ten or Top Fifty favourite for many."
This special edition includes, as a bonus, Nelson's original version of "Stolen Moments", recorded the previous year as "The Stolen Moment."
OLIVER NELSON: Alto & Tenor sax
ERIC DOLPHY: Alto Sax & Flute
FREDDIE HUBBARD: Trumpet (out on B3)
GEORGE BARROW: Baritone Sax,
BILL EVANS: piano,
PAUL CHAMBERS: Bass
ROY HAYNES: Drums.
1. Stolen Moments
6. Butch And Butch
7. Teenie's Blues
8. Stolen Moments [first Version, Aka The Stolen Moment] *
* = Bonus Track