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Sound Pieces


Download links and information about Sound Pieces by Oliver Nelson. This album was released in 1966 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 54:45 minutes.

Artist: Oliver Nelson
Release date: 1966
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 54:45
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No. Title Length
1. Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra (Parts 1 & 2) 9:37
2. Flute Salad 2:45
3. The Lady from Girl Talk 4:53
4. The Shadow of Your Smile 9:42
5. Patterns 6:16
6. Elegy for a Duck 6:22
7. Straight No Chaser 9:08
8. Example 78 6:02



This CD reissue features Oliver Nelson in two very different settings. Although best-known as an altoist and a tenor-saxophonist, Nelson sticks exclusively to soprano throughout the set. He leads a 20-piece big band on three of his compositions which, although interesting, are not overly memorable. Best are five other numbers (two of which were originally issued on the record Three Dimensions) that showcase Nelson's soprano playing with a quartet also includes pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist Ron Carter and drumer Grady Tate. Although one would not think of Nelson as a soprano stylist, his strong playing actually put him near the top of his field on such numbers as "The Shadow Of Your Smile," "Straight No Chaser" and his own "Patterns."