Archival Tape Edition No. 8 Oliver Nelson / The Blues And The Abstract Truth
The Blues And The Abstract Truth, recorded in February 1961, remains Nelson's most acclaimed album featuring an incredible lineup of legendary musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Roy Haynes. And also baritone saxophonist George Barrow who does not take solos but remains a key feature in the subtle voicings of Nelson's arrangements.
Among the great songs on this album, "Stolen Moments" is the best known and has become a true Jazz classic: a 16-bar piece with solos in a conventional 12-bar blues structure in C-minor.
Alto and Tenor Saxophone: Oliver Nelson
Alto Saxophone and Flute: Eric Dolphy
Trumpet: Freddie Hubbard
Baritone Saxophone: George Barrow
Bass: Paul Chambers
Piano: Bill Evans
Drums: Roy Haynes
Butch And Butch
RECORDED TO TAPE
Date of Recording: February 23, 1961
Location: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Original Tape Number: B0033428-01
Recording Producer: Creed Taylor
Session Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
BOOKLET CONTENT LIST
A Risograph copy of the technical sound check protocol
A Cyanotype of Oliver Nelson after a photograph by Pete Turner
Polaroid of microscopic view of the real groove from side B, track 1: "Yearnin´"
A Risograph after an original photo of the Supersense Living Room studio. Photographer: Ákos Burg, 2021
"How to caress" by Florian "Doc" Kaps. An info sheet about the Supersense master records and how to care for them
"Project Mastercut" by Florian "Doc" Kaps. An introduction to the Mastercut Editions
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