The Blues and the Abstract Truth

Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
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August 1, 1961 / Release Date
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Doublez
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The History of the Albums - n° 174

Without looking too long, we quickly make out the handful of jazzmen who offered us great albums in 1961. We inevitably think of the solo works of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy or Bill Evans. These are classic albums and a must for all self-respecting jazz lovers. However there is a treasure that few people mention or forget, released the same year, of which Dolphy and Evans are part, it is the breathtaking The Blues and The Abstract Truth ... read more
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Hasn't fully sunk in, but I've heard it enough to know what I really about it. The balance between the more active and the more subdued is quite well done, even within the tracks. Also love moments when different instruments get to play off each other one on one, like the drums and pianos on "Cascades."
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Best album released in the 60’s!
CheapandLethal
85
Great
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Added on: August 7, 2014