Oliver Nelson

A DISCOGRAPHY
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

The following bibliographical information is presented by Jazz-Institut Darmstadt with additions and updates by Douglas Payne. The Jazz Index is a service of the Jazz-Institut Darmstadt, Kasinostrasse 3, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany; phone ++49 6151 13-2877, fax ++49 6151 13-3418. This bibliography was partially compiled and mailed by Wolfram Knauer

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  • Oliver Nelson: Blues & The Abstract Truth, Melville/NY o.J. [sheet music] (T: piano solo arrangements of "In Time"; "Lem and Aide"; "Majorca"; "The Meetin'"; "Nocturne"; "One for Brucie"; "Shufflin'"; "Six and Four"; "Stolen Moments"; "There's a-Yearnin'"; "Three Seconds")

1962:

  • Don DeMichael: Oliver Nelson - Straight Ahead, in: Down Beat, 29/7 (1962), p. 32 (R)
  • J. Goldberg: Foxus on Oliver Nelson, in: Down Beat, 29/4 (1962), p. 17
  • J.-R. Masson: Des "sketches" signes Nelson, in: Jazz Magazine, 8/80 (1962), p. 15
  • Oliver Nelson: "Stolen Moments", Combo Arrangement, in: Down Beat, 29/4 (1962), p. 42-48 (T)
  • Bob Dawbarn: X Vertificate for Screamin', in: Melody Maker, 3.Feb.1962, p. 7 (R: "Screamin' the Blues")
  • Bob Dawbarn: Oliver Nelson Has Arrived!, in: Melody Maker, 19.May 1962, p. 7 (R: Blues and the Abstract Truth)
  • Bob Dawbarn: The African Touch - by Oliver Nelson, in: Melody Maker, 7.Jul.1962, p. 7 (R: Message, Jungleaire etc.)

1963:

  • Oliver Nelson: "Ballad for Benny", Big Band Arrangement, in: Down Beat Music '63 (1963), p. 102-109 (T)

1965:

  • Dan Morgenstern: Oliver Nelson - More Blues and the Abstract Truth, in: Down Beat, 32/9 (1965), p. 34, 36 (R)

1966:

  • NN: At Home with Oliver Newlson, in: Jazz, 5/7 (1966), p. 15ff.

1967:

  • Richard Williams: Straight Ahead - The Early Work of Oliver Nelson & Eric Dolphy, in: Jazz Journal, 20/7 (Jul.1967), p. 4-6, 40 (F)
  • J. Atterton: Central Park Premier for Oliver Nelson Suite, in: Melody Maker, 16.Sep.1967, p. 16

1968:

  • B. Quinn: Oliver Nelson - Live from Los Angeles, in: Down Beat, 35/8 (1968), p. 35-36 (R)
  • C.M. Weisenberg: The State of Jazz Education. An Interview with Oliver Nelson, in: Down Beat, 35/19 (1968), p. 16-17, 38 (I)
  • Oliver Nelson: Music Workshop. Patterns for Saxophone, in: Down Beat, 35/19 (1968), p. 34
  • Oliver Nelson: Sound Piece II, in: Dwn Beat, 35/26 (1968), p. 50-52 (T)

1969:

  • NN: "Blues & The Abstract Blues", composed & arranged for 7-piece combo by Oliver Nelson, in: Down Beat Music '69, 14 (1969), p. 82-87 (T)
  • NN: Oliver Nelson Tours Africa for State Department, in: Down Beat, 36/7 (1969), p. 12

    Chronicles Oliver Nelson's eight week (March 3-May 1, 1969), eight-country tour of Central Africa (Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Dahomey and the Central African Republic), sponsored by the U.S. State Department with a septet including Freddie Hill, trumpet; Nelson, Ernie Watts, Frank Strozier, John Klemmer, reeds; Stan Gilbert, bass; Bob Morin, drums.
     
  • P. Woods: La musique d'Oliver Nelson, in: Jazz Magazine, #164 (1969), p. 36-39
  • Paula Rivelli: Oliver Nelson's African Tour, in: Jazz & Pop, 8/7 (1969), p. 46-50 (I); Reprint, in: Pauline Rivelli & Robert Levin (Hgg.): Giants of Black Music, New York 1979 [book; Reprint, O: New York 1970 (The Black Giants)], p. 68-77 (I)
  • Leonard Feather: Saxophone and Septet Through Darkest Africa, in: Melody Maker, 28.Jun.1969, p. 8

1970:

  • Teddy H. Leyh: Begegnungen mit Olver Nelson, part 3, in: Jazz Podium, 19/11 (Nov.1970), p. 388-391 (F/I)

1971:

  • A. Lacombe: Retour sur Nelson, in: Jazz Magazine, #190 (1971), p. 46-47

1973:

  • Achim Hebgen: Oliver Nelson - Swiss Suite, in: Sounds, #12 (1973), p. 40-41 (R)
  • Hildred Roach: Oliver Nelson, in: Hildred Roach: Black American Music. Past and Present, Boston 1973 [book], p. 143-144 (F)

1975:

  • Oliver Nelson: "Alto-Itis", in: Down Beat Music Handbook, 20 (1975), p. 47 (T)
  • Oliver Nelson: "Stolen Moments", in: NN (ed.): Jazz Sampler for Piano, New York 1975 [sheet music], p. 2-3 (T: piano solo arrangement)
  • Oliver Nelson: How to produce a recording... Oliver Nelson style, in: Down Beat, 42/8 (24.Apr.1975), p. 40-41, 45 ("I"/T)
  • William L. Fowler: Oliver Nelson. New Hope for the Abstract Truth, in: Down Beat, 42/8 (24.Apr.1975), p. 10-11, 43 (F/I)
  • Arnold Jay Smith: Caught. Oliver Nelson, Bottom Line, New York City, in: Down Beat, 42/17 (23.Oct.1975), p. 37-38 (C)
  • NN: Final Bar. Oliver Nelson, in: Down Beat, 42/21 (18.Dec.1975), p. 11 (F/O)
  • NN: Oliver Nelson gestorben, in: Jazz Podium, 24/12 (Dec.1975), p. 28 (F/O)

1976:

  • Gilmore: Oliver Nelson - A Dream Deferred, in: Down Beat, 43/20 (1976), p. 18-19 (R)
  • Leonard Feather: Oliver Nelson, in: Leonard Feather: The Pleasures of Jazz, New York 1976 [book], p. 187-192 (F/I)
  • NN: Coda. Oliver Nelson, in: Jazz Forum, #39 (1976), p. 17 (F/O)

1989:

  • Kevin Whitehead: Blues and the Abstract Truth, in: Down Beat, 56/9 (Sep.1989), p. 71-72 (R; Reprint from the 1960s)
  • John McDonough: Oliver Nelson - Black, Brown and Beautiful, in: Down Beat, 56/11 (Nov.1989), p. 36-37 (R)

1990:

  • Richard Palmer: The Nelson Touch. Richard Palmer reviews the career of saxophonist, composer and arranger Oliver Nelson, in: Jazz Journal, 43/9 (Sep.1990), p. 10-12 (F)

1992:

  • Tom Reed: Oliver Nelson, in: Tom Reed: The Black Music History of Los Angeles. Its Roots, Los Angeles 1992 [book], p. 303 (F)

1993:

  • Nathan West: Great Lost Recordings. Jazz Composer Oliver Nelson, in: The Wire, #109 (Mar.1993), p. 16 (F/R)

1994:

  • Richard Palmer: Oliver Nelson, in: Eurojazz Review, #1 (Aug.1994), p. 24-30 (F)
  • Richard Palmer: Oliver Nelson & Lalo Schifrin. A Study in Neglected Genius, in: Eurojazz Review, #2 (Nov.1994), p. 22-28 (F)

1995:

  • Richard Palmer: Nelson & Schifrin. Uno studio sul genio negletto, in: Musica Jazz, 50/12 (Dec.1994), p. 20-24 (F); part 2, in: Musica Jazz, 51/1 (Jan.1995), p. 30-33 (F)
  • Brian Priestley: Starterpack. Oliver Nelson/King Oliver, in: Jazz Magazine (GB), #30 (May/Jun.1995), p. 52-53 (F)
  • Phil Woods: Reflections in E-Flat... Another Fine Mess Ollie!, in: Saxophone Journal, 20/2 (Sep/Oct.1995), p. 62-63 (F)

1996:

  • Joergen Oestberg: Oliver Nelson. Mannen som gick vilse i Hollywood?, in: Orkester Journalen, 63/6 (Jun.1996), p. 22-25, 47 (F)
  • Jon Burlingame: TV's Biggest Hits (Schirmer Books: 1996).

1998:

1999:

  • Oliver Nelson: Arrangements of "Hoe Down," "Ballad for Benny," "Blues And The Abstract Truth," "Jada," "Greensleeves," "Flute Salad," "Emancipation Blues," "Miss Fine," "Penthouse Dawn," "Black, Brown and Beautiful" and "Down By The Riverside" (Sierra Music Publications: 1999). 

2006

  • Ashley Kahn: The House That Trane Built: The Story Of Impulse Records (W.W. Norton & Company: 2006).

 

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