OLIVER NELSON

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Oliver Nelson (1932-1975) was a U.S. jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader.

Nelson was born on 4th June 1932 in St Louis, Missouri. His family was musical: his brother was a saxophonist who played with Cootie Williams in the 1940s, and his sister sang and played piano. Nelson began learning to play the piano when he was six, and started on the saxophone at eleven. From 1947 he played in territory bands around St Louis, before joining the Louis Jordan big band from 1950 to 1951, playing alto sax and arranging. After military service in the marines, he returned to Missouri to study music composition and theory at Washington and Lincoln Universities, graduating in 1958.

After graduation, Nelson moved to New York, playing with Erskine Hawkins and Wild Bill Davis, and working as the house arranger for the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. He also played on the West Coast briefly with
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OLIVER NELSON Meet Oliver Nelson With Kenny Dorham & Ray Bryant album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meet Oliver Nelson With Kenny Dorham & Ray Bryant
Hard Bop 1959
OLIVER NELSON Screamin' the Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Screamin' the Blues
Hard Bop 1960
OLIVER NELSON Taking Care of Business album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taking Care of Business
Big Band 1960
OLIVER NELSON Nocturne (With Lem Winchester) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nocturne (With Lem Winchester)
Hard Bop 1960
OLIVER NELSON Soul Battle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Battle
Hard Bop 1960
OLIVER NELSON The Blues and the Abstract Truth album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Big Band 1961
OLIVER NELSON Oliver Nelson With Eric Dolphy ‎: Straight Ahead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliver Nelson With Eric Dolphy ‎: Straight Ahead
Hard Bop 1961
OLIVER NELSON Afro-American Sketches album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afro-American Sketches
Big Band 1962
OLIVER NELSON Impressions of Phaedra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Impressions of Phaedra
Big Band 1962
OLIVER NELSON Oliver Nelson With Joe Newman ‎: Main Stem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliver Nelson With Joe Newman ‎: Main Stem
Big Band 1962
OLIVER NELSON Full Nelson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Full Nelson
Big Band 1963
OLIVER NELSON Fantabulous album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Fantabulous
Big Band 1964
OLIVER NELSON More Blues and the Abstract Truth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Big Band 1964
OLIVER NELSON Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle
Big Band 1966
OLIVER NELSON Sound Pieces album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sound Pieces
Big Band 1966
OLIVER NELSON The Kennedy Dream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kennedy Dream
Big Band 1967
OLIVER NELSON Jazzhattan Suite - Jazz Interactions Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazzhattan Suite - Jazz Interactions Orchestra
Big Band 1968
OLIVER NELSON Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and the Sound of Oliver Nelson album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leonard Feather Presents the Sound of Feeling and the Sound of Oliver Nelson
Big Band 1968
OLIVER NELSON Oliver Nelson & Steve Allen : Soulful Brass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliver Nelson & Steve Allen : Soulful Brass
Soul Jazz 1968
OLIVER NELSON Oliver Nelson / Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats : 3-2-1-0 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliver Nelson / Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats : 3-2-1-0
Post Bop 1969
OLIVER NELSON Black, Brown And Beautiful album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black, Brown And Beautiful
Hard Bop 1970
OLIVER NELSON The Original Motion Picture Score From Zigzag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Original Motion Picture Score From Zigzag
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1970
OLIVER NELSON Berlin Dialogue For Orchestra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Berlin Dialogue For Orchestra
Big Band 1971
OLIVER NELSON In London With Oily Rags album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In London With Oily Rags
Hard Bop 1974
OLIVER NELSON Skull Session album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skull Session
Big Band 1975
OLIVER NELSON Stolen Moments album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stolen Moments
Big Band 1975
OLIVER NELSON Oliver Nelson In Tokyo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliver Nelson In Tokyo
Hard Bop 1976

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OLIVER NELSON Live From Los Angeles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live From Los Angeles
Big Band 1966
OLIVER NELSON Swiss Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swiss Suite
Big Band 1972

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OLIVER NELSON A Dream Deferred album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Dream Deferred
Big Band 1976
OLIVER NELSON Images (Featuring Eric Dolphy) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Images (Featuring Eric Dolphy)
Hard Bop 1976
OLIVER NELSON Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson : Backtalk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oliver Nelson / Lou Donaldson : Backtalk
Soul Jazz 1976
OLIVER NELSON Three Dimensions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three Dimensions
Big Band 1978
OLIVER NELSON Verve Jazz Masters 48 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Verve Jazz Masters 48
Big Band 1995
OLIVER NELSON The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Argo, Verve and Impulse Big Band Studio Sessions
Big Band 2006
OLIVER NELSON Happenings / Soulful Brass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happenings / Soulful Brass
Big Band 2011
OLIVER NELSON The Complete Prestige Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Prestige Collection
Big Band 2017
OLIVER NELSON The Complete Blues and the Abstract Truth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Blues and the Abstract Truth
Hard Bop 2017

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