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Here’s a well constructed energetic album by Oliver Nelson and company. Nelson again and he does in many of his album, plays both the Tenor and Flute. “Main Stem” will excite all the Jazz Con Class listeners and will put a smile on their face. I recommend to raise the volume of your speakers to get the full effect. Joe Newman is great on the trumpet and my next featured album will be one of his. Check the schedule link for play times, enjoy!

About the album:

Unlike most of Oliver Nelson’s recordings, this one has the feel of a jam session. A CD reissue of a Prestige set, Nelson (on tenor and alto) teams up with trumpeter Joe Newman (in exciting form), pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, drummer Charlie Persip and Ray Barretto on congas for two superior standards (“Mainstem” and “Tangerine”) and four of Nelson’s more basic originals. The spirited solos of Nelson and Newman are strong reasons to get this colorful session……..Read More


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