Oliver Nelson

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A superb jazz arranger and composer as well as a highly underrated soloist, best known for his post-bop masterpiece The Blues and the Abstract Truth.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Meet Oliver Nelson
1959 Meet Oliver Nelson Original Jazz Classics
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Takin' Care of Business
1960 Takin' Care of Business Prestige
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Screamin' the Blues
1960 Screamin' the Blues Original Jazz Classics
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Nocturne
1960 Nocturne Original Jazz Classics
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Soul Battle
1960 Soul Battle OJC
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Straight Ahead
1961 Straight Ahead New Jazz / OJC
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Main Stem
1961 Main Stem Prestige / Universal
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Images
1961 Images Prestige
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The Blues and the Abstract Truth
1961 The Blues and the Abstract Truth Impulse! / GRP
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Afro-American Sketches
1962 Afro-American Sketches Prestige / Universal
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Full Nelson
1962 Full Nelson Universal Distribution
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Impressions of Phaedra
1962 Impressions of Phaedra
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Fantabulous
1964 Fantabulous Verve
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More Blues and the Abstract Truth
1964 More Blues and the Abstract Truth Impulse!
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Happenings
1966 Happenings Impulse!
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Sound Pieces
1966 Sound Pieces GRP / Impulse!
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Three Dimensions
1966 Three Dimensions ABC Music
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Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle
1966 Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle Japanese Import
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Musical Tribute to JFK: The Kennedy Dream
1967 Musical Tribute to JFK: The Kennedy Dream GRP / Universal
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Coldwater Flat
1968 Coldwater Flat Blue Note
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Live from Los Angeles
1968 Live from Los Angeles Japanese Import
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Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling
1968 Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling Verve
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And the Sound of Oliver Nelson
1968 And the Sound of Oliver Nelson
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Soulful Brass
1968 Soulful Brass Verve
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3 2 1 0
1969 3 2 1 0 Columbia
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Berlin Dialogue for Orchestra
1970 Berlin Dialogue for Orchestra Flying Dutchman
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Live in Berlin
1970 Live in Berlin Flying Dutchman
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Black, Brown and Beautiful
1970 Black, Brown and Beautiful Bluebird
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Swiss Suite
1971 Swiss Suite RCA Victor / BMG International
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Zigzag [Original Soundtrack]
1971 Zigzag [Original Soundtrack]
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Oily Rags
1974 Oily Rags Flying Dutchman
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Skull Session
1975 Skull Session RCA Victor
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Stolen Moments
1975 Stolen Moments Inner City
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A Dream Deferred
1976 A Dream Deferred RCA
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Soulful Brass #2
1978 Soulful Brass #2 Flying Dutchman
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Back Talk
1990 Back Talk Chess
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The Biggest Bundle of Them All/Zigzag
2001 The Biggest Bundle of Them All/Zigzag Chapter III Records
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