Oliver Nelson – More Blues And The Abstract Truth (1964/2015)

Oliver Nelson - More Blues And The Abstract Truth (1964/2015)
Artist: Oliver Nelson
Album: More Blues And The Abstract Truth
Genre: Post-Bop, Hard Bop
Origin: USA
Released: 1964/2015
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Tracklist:
Blues And The Abstract Truth (5:15)
Blues O’Mighty (6:48)
Theme From Mr. Broadway (5:49)
Midnight Blue (4:08)
The Critic’s Choice (2:21)
One For Bob (6:07)
Blues For Mr. Broadway (8:13)
Goin’ To Chicago Blues (4:36)

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Unlike the original classic Blues and the Abstract Truth set from three years earlier, Oliver Nelson does not play on this album. He did contribute three of the eight originals and all of the arrangements but his decision not to play is disappointing. However there are some strong moments from such all-stars as trumpeter Thad Jones, altoist Phil Woods, baritonist Pepper Adams, pianist Roger Kellaway and guest tenor Ben Webster (who is on two songs). The emphasis is on blues-based pieces and there are some strong moments even if the date falls short of its predecessor.
Review by Scott Yanow