JOSH NELSON
Post-Fusion Contemporary / Post Bop • United States

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Josh Nelson is an American jazz pianist and composer. Nelson produced his independent debut album First Stories at age 19. His second album Anticipation was released in 2004 with all his compositions. In 2007, Nelson signed with the jazz label Native Language Music and released his third album Let It Go along with the guest Seamus Blake, Sara Gazarek, and Anthony Wilson. His fourth album I Hear a Rhapsody was released in 2009 with Nelson's original music, standard interpretations, and reinventions of rock tunes. In 2011, He released his fifth album Discoveries, influenced by the writings of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Nikola Tesla and others. Nelson has worked with Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, and Sara Gazarek, for whom he was songs and serves as musical director and he has been touring worldwide with jazz vocalist Natalie Cole over the past two years. One of Gazarek's albums, for which Nelson read more...
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First Stories
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1998
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Anticipation
Post Bop 2004
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Friends...Forever (with Ludvig Girdland)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2007
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Let It Go
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2007
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I Hear a Rhapsody
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2010
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Discoveries
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2011
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Exploring Mars
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2015
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The Sky Remains
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2017

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JOSH NELSON The Sky Remains

Album · 2017 · Post-Fusion Contemporary
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Josh Nelson’s “The Sky Remains” is a tough one to define. What do we have here, a modern art pop concept album, a contemporary third stream jazz album, a cinematic soundtrack to a movie not made yet? Possibly the best definition would be that this is a composer’s personal pastiche that combines all three of the aforementioned elements, but in all fairness, not all of these compositions are Josh’s, but although some of the pieces were penned by others, they all combine to create Nelson’s very moving look at a select history of the city of Los Angeles. Its hard not to think of Joni Mitchell when you encounter a bittersweet ode to ‘the city of angels’ such as “the Sky Remains”. Truth be told, sometimes Josh’s combination of thoughtful folk pop, jazz and panoramic soundscapes can recall Joni’s best work, but then there are other elements that help Josh’s work stand apart on its own.

The soundtrack like sound of this album appears right off the bat on the opening cut on which soaring wordless vocals state a theme that might have you picturing a favorite Robert Altman ‘Americana’ flick. Apparently concerts of these peices have featured movies and pictures, how perfect for a concept album about the city of movie making dreams. As we move past this opening track we encounter many great treats such as “Ah, Los Angeles, with its repeating buildup chorus recalling the heyday of great art pop in the early 70s. Russ Garcia’s enchanting “Lost Soul’s of Saturn” combines exotica and Latin jazz, its hard to think of two genres that personify Southern California more than those two. “The Architect” is the ‘jazziest’ number as it allows the soloists a chance to go off. Elsewhere, this album’s blend of creative vocal songs and jazz influenced composition blend to build the sometimes melancholy, but always hopeful atmosphere of a city that has a richer history than many would give it credit for. An added plus is a booklet that comes with the CD that explains many of the fascinating stories that inspired this music.

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