Oliver Nelson was really known more for his arranging and composing but was never truly worshiped enough for his ability to master the tenor. He had his own distinct, precise and sweet sound that could get into your soul. His special sound seems to make one feel like they are in some dream-like state. This 1960 album, “Taking Care of Business” will take you there for certain but could be more of a testament of how bluesy Oliver Nelson’s sound really was. Every Jazz collection should consist of a “healthy” dose of Oliver Nelson, what a genius! Check the schedule link for play times.
About the album:
This special collector’s edition is digitally remastered from original analog master tapes. Oliver Nelson would gain his greatest fame later in his short life as an arranger/composer but this superior session puts the emphasis on his distinctive tenor and alto playing. In a slightly unusual group (with vibraphonist Lem Winchester, organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith, bassist George Tucker and drummer Roy Haynes), Nelson improvises a variety of well-constructed but spontaneous solos; his unaccompanied spots on “All the Way” and his hard-charging playing on the medium-tempo blues “Groove” are two of the many highpoints……….Read More