NELSON Oliver

NELSON OLIVER, EDWARD. (SA-ST-CL)

St. Louis, Missouri. 4/6/1932. – Los Angeles, California. 28/10/1975.

Talento giovanissimo, a undici anni ha già ottenuto il primo lavoro. Nel 1948 ha suonato con la Jeter-Pilar orchestra, poi con quella di George Hudson, poi con Nat Towles e con Louis Jordan nel 1950 a New York. Rientrato dal servizio militare dove è stato nel corpo dei marines, si stabilisce a Washington, dove ha studiato composizione e teoria all’università Washington University e alla Lincoln University nel Missouri dove si è diplomato nel 1958. Nel 1959 è tornato a New York, qui ha suonato con Erskine Hawkins, con Wild Bill Davison, con Louie Bellson, con Eddie”Lockjaw”Davis. Ha una lunga e prolifica collaborazione con Eric Dolphy. Ha collaborato anche con Quincy Jones nel 1961, con Duke Ellington al posto di Russell Procope. Ha registrato con suoi piccoli gruppi e nella metà degli anni ’60 si è concentrato nell’insegnamento, nello scrivere arrangiamenti e musica per televisione e films. Nel 1967 si è stabilito a Los Angeles, ha suonato con Thelenious Monk nel 1968, nel 1969 ha fatto un tour in Africa, nel 1970 è stato con Count Basie, poi ha diretto una big band al Berliner Jazzstage, al Montreux International Jazz Festival nel 1971. Nel 1975 ha diretto a New York una big band, questo è stato il suo ultimo è morto poco dopo per una crisi cardiaca. Si è interessato come hobby anche di imbalsamazione. Ha composto temi diventati celebri. Solista discreto, ma soprattutto arrangiatore moderno ed innovatore.

Comp.

Afrique – African sunrise – Altoitis – Black brown and beautiful – Butch and butch – Cascades – 111-44 – Drive (The) – Four and six – Hoe-down – Images – Kilimanjaro – Mama lou – Meeting (The) – More soul – Screamin’the blues – Six and four – Skull session – Stolen moments – Straight ahead – Teenie’s blues – Three seconds – Yearning.

Discografia.

Meets Oliver Nelson.Meets Oliver Nelson

Kenny Dorham (tp) Oliver Nelson (st) Ray Bryant (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Art Taylor (dr)

Jams And Jellies / Passion Flower / Didn’t Stand Up / Ostinato / What’s New / Booze Blues Baby.

(New Jazz 8224)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 30 Ottobre 1959.

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Taking Care Of Business.Taking Care Of Business.

Oliver Nelson (st-sa) Johnny Hammon Smith (org) Lem Winchester (vib) George Tucker (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Trane Whiste / Doxy / In Time / Lou’s Good Dues / All The Way / Grooves.

(New Jazz 8233)

Englewood Cliffs, 22 Marzo 1960.

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Screamin’ The Blues.Screamin’ The Blues.

Richard Williams (tp) Oliver Neslon (sa-st) Eric Dolphy (sa-cl/b) Richard Wyands (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Three Sounds / Alto-itis / The Meetin’ / The Drive / March On March On / Screamin’ The Blues.

(New Jazz 8243)

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 27 Maggio 1960.

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Nocturne.Nocturne.

Oliver Nelson (sa-st) Lem Winchester (vib) Richard Wyands (p) Geroge Divivier (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Nocturne / Bob’s Blues / Man With A Horn / Early Morning / In A Sentimental Mood / Aszur’te / Time Afetr Time.

(Moodsville LP13)

Englewood Cliffs, 23 Agosto 1960.

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Soul Battle.Soul Battle.

Oliver Nelson (sa) King Curtis, Jimmy Forest (st) gene Casey (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Blues At The Five Spot / Blues For M.F. (Mort Fega) / Anacrues / Soul Street / In Passing / Perdido.

(Prestige 7223)

Englewwod Cliffs, NJ, 9 Settembre 1960.

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The Blues And The Abnstract Truth.The Blues And The Abnstract Truth_

Oliver Nelson (sa-st-arr) Eric Dolphy (sa-fl) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Teenie’s Blues.

Freddie Hubbard (tp) Oliver Nelson (sa-st-arr) Eric Dolphy (sa-fl) George Barrow (sb) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Stolen Moment / Hoe Down / Cascades / Yearin’ / Butch And Butch.

(Impulse IA 9335/2) New York, 23 Febbraio 1961.

Straight Ahead.Straight Ahead.

Eric Dolphy (sa-cl/b-fl) Oliver Nelson (st-sa-cl) Richard Wyands (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (dr)

Six And Four / Mama Lou / 111-44 / Images / Straight Ahead / Ralph’s New Blues.

(Prestige 8255)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1 Marzo 1961.

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Main Stem.Main Stem.

Joe Newman (tp) Oliver Nelson (st-sa) Hank Jones (p) George Duvivier (b) Charlie Persip (dr) Ray Barretto (conga)

Main Stem / J & B Ho / Tipsy / Latino / Tangerine.

(Prestige 7236)

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 25 Agosto 1961.

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Afro American Sketches.Afro American Sketches

Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Jerry Kail, Clyde Roasinger (tp) Urbie Green, Britt Woodman, Paul Faulise, Melbna Liston, Billy Byers (tb) Oliver Nelson, Jerry Dodgion, Bob Ashton, Eric Dixon, Babe Clark (sx) Julius Watkins, Ray Alonge, Jim Bullington (fh) Charles McCraken, Peter Makis (cello) Don Butterfield (tuba) Patty Brown (p) Art Davis (b) Ed Shaughnessy (dr) Ray Barreto (perc)

Message / Jungleaire / Emancipation Blues / There’s A Yearnin’ / Going Up North / Disillisioned / Freedom Dance / One For Phil.

(Prestige 7229) New York, 29 Settembre, 20 Novembre 1961.

Un Veritable Architecte: Saxophoniste – Compositeur Et Arrangeur.Un Veritable Architecte

Oliver Nelson (arr-dir-comp) orchestra.

Early Morning / Blues At The Five Spot / Three Seconds / Six And Four / Inmages / Latino / Jungleaire / There’s A Yearnin’ / Trane Whistle / The Stollen Moment.

(WEA 3984-20383-2 CD)

1959 – 1961.

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Impressions Of Phaedra.Impressions Of Phaedra.

Clark Terry, Bernie Glow, Doc Sevrerinson, Snooky Young (tp) Urbie Green, Paul Faulise, Britt Woodman, Tommy Mitchell (tb) Don Butterfield (tuba) Phil Woods (sa) Barry Galbraith (g) Lloyd G.Mayers (p) George Duvivier (b) Ed Shaughnessy (dr) Ray Barretto (bongo) Oliver Neslon (dir-arr) sezione di archi.

Phaedra Love / London’Fog / Dirge / Phaedra (Tragedy) / The Fling / Rendezvous / Too Musch Sun / One More Time.

(United Artists Jazz UAJ 15019 LP) New York, 1962.

Full Nelson.Full Nelson.

Clark Terry (tp-flic) Bernie Glow, Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Paul Faulise, Rod Levitt, Tony Studd, Willie Dennis (tb) Bob Northern, Ray Alonge (fh) Oliver Nelson (sa-st-arr-dir) Al Cohn, Phil Woods, George Dorsey, Stan Webb, Danny Bank, Jerry Dodgion, Jerome Richardson (ance) Jimmy Raney (g) George Duvivier (b) Ed Shaughnessy (dr)

Full Nelson / Skokian / Ballad For Benny / Hoe Down.

New York, 19 Novembre 1962.

Clark Terry (tp-flic) Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman (tp) Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Tony Studd (tb) Oliver Nelson (sa-st-arr-dir) Phil Woods (sa-cl) George Dorsey (sa-oboe) Stan Webb (st-oboe) Danny Bank (sb) Romeo Penque (sb) Jim Hall (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johson (dr) Harry Breuer (marim-catsanets)

Paris Blues / Miss Fine / Majorca / Lila’s Theme.

New York, 26 Febbraio 1963.

Clark Terry (tp-flic) Snooky Young, Ernie Royal, Joe Newman (tp) Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland, Quentin Jackson, Tony Studd (tb) Oliver Nelson (sa-st-arr-dir) Phil Woods (cl-sa) George Dorsey (sa-oboe) Stan Webb (st) Danny Bank (sb) Phil Bodner (sax) Jim Hall (g) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (dr) Phil Kraus (cel-vib)

Back Wood / Cool / What Kind Of Fool Am I / You Love But Once.

(Verve V/V& 85808) New York, 28 Marzo 1963.

Fantabulous.Fantabulous.

Art Hoyle, Snooky Young (tp) Ray Wiegand (tb) Tony Studd (tb/b) Phil Woods (sa-cl) Bob Ashton (st-cl) Kenny Soderblom (st-fl) Oliver Nelson (st-arr-dir) Jerome Richardson (sb-fl) Patti Brown (p) Ben Tucker (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Teenie’s Blues / Daylie’s Double / Three Plus One / A Bientot / Hobo Flats / Take Me With You / Post No Bills / Laz-ie Kate.

(Argo LP 737)

Chicago, 19 Marzo 1964.

More Blues And The Abstract Truth.More Blues And The Abstract Truth.

Oliver Nelson (arr) Thad Jones (tp) Phil Woods (sa) Phil Bodner (ing/h) Pepper Adams (sb) Roger Kellaway (p) Richard Davis (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Blues O’Mighty / Theme From ”Mr.Broadway” / One For Bob / Goin’To Chicago Blues / Night Lights.

Oliver Nelson (arr) Thad Jones, Daniel Moore (tp) Phil Woods (sa) Phil Bodner (ing/h) Pepper Adams (sb) Roger Kellaway (p) Richard Davis (b) Grady Tate (dr)

The Critics’ Choice / Blues And The Abstract Truth.

Oliver Nelson (arr) Thad Jones (tp) Phil Woods (sa) Ben Webster (st) Phil Bodner (ing/h) Pepper Adams (sb) Roger Kellaway (p) Richard Davis (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Blues From ”Mr Broadway” / Midnight Blue.

(Impulse A-75) New York, 10-11 Novembre 1964.

Oliver Nelson Quintet.

Oliver Nelson (sa-st-fl) Piet Noordijk (sa) Pim Jacobs (p) Ruud Jacobs (b) Han Bennink (dr)

B-14 Club, Totterdam, 16-10-65.

Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle.Plays Michelle.

Clark Terry, Smooky Young (tp) Oliver Nelson (sa-st) Phil Woods (sa) Romeo Penque (st-fl) Danny Bank (sb) Hank Jones (p) Al Lucas, Bill Bitler (g) Bob Cranshaw (b) Grady Tate (dr)

Island Virgin / These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ / Flowers On The Wall / Once Upon A Time / Fantastic That’s You / Beautiful Music.

Clark Terry, Smooky Young (tp) Joe Newman (tp) Oliver Nelson (sa-st) Phil Woods (sa) Jerome Richardsson (st-fl) Danny Bank (sb) Hank Jones (p) Barry Galbraith (g) Richard Davis (b) Grady Tate (dr) Bobby Rosengarden (perc)

Jazz Bug / Together Again / Yesterday / Michelle / Do You See What I See / Meadowland (Land Of Meadow)

(Impulse A-9113) New York, 13-14 Aprile 1966.

Oliver Nelson.

Oliver Nelson (sa-dir) ed altri.

You Can’t Sit Down (parte 1 – 2)

(MGM) New York, 6-6-66.

Sound Pieces.Sound Pieces.

Oliver Nelson (ss) Plaz Johnson, Bill Perkins, Gabe Baltazar Jr.,Jack Nimitz, Bill Green (sx) Richard Leith, Dick Noel, Michael Barowe, Ernie Tack/tb) John Audino, Olive Mitchell, Bobby Bryant, Conte Candoli (tp) Bill Hinshaw, Richard Perissi (fh)

Sound Piece For Jazz Orchestra.

Oliver Nelson (ss) Plaz Johnson, Bill Perkins, Gabe Baltazar Jr.,Jack Nimitz, Bill Green (sx) Richard Leith, Billy Byers, Michael Barowe, Ernie Tack/tb) John Audino, Olive Mitchell, Al Porcino, Conte Candoli (tp) Bill Hinshaw, Richard Perissi (fh) Mike Melvoin (p) Ray Brown (b) Red Callender (tuba) Shelly Manne (dr)

Flute Salad / The Lady From Girl Talk.

Oliver Nelson (ss) Steve Kuhn (p) Ron Carter (b) Grady Tate (dr)

The Shadow Of Your Smile / Patterns / Elegy For A Duck.

(Impulse GRD 103) Los Angeles, 7 Settembre 1966.

The Kennedy Dream: A Musical Tribute To John Fitzgerald Kennedy.The Kennedy Dream

Oliver Nelson, con orchestra.

The Kennedy Dream / Let the Word Go Forth / A Genuine Pace / The Rights Af All / Tolerance / The Artist’s Rightful Place / Jacqueline / Day In Dallas / John Kennedy Memory Waltz / Jacqueline / John Kennedy Memorial Waltz / A Genuine Peace / Let The Word Go Forth / The Artists’Rightful Place.

(Impulse A 9144)

New York, 16-17 Febbraio 1967.

Live From Los Angeles.Live From Los Angeles.

Buddy Childers, Bobby Bryant, Freddy Hill, Conte Candoli (tp) Billy Byers, Pete Myers, Lou Blackburn, Ernie Tack (tb) Oliver Nelson (ss-arr-dir) Frank Strozier, Gabe Baltazar (sa) Tom Scott, Bill Perkins (st) Jackl Nimitz (sb) Frank Strazzeri (p) Monte Budwig (b) Ed Thigpen (dr) Mel Brown (g)

Miss Fine / Milestones / I Remember Bird / Night Train / Guitar Blues / Down By The Riverside / Ja Da / Greensleves / Naima / Down By The Riverside / Night Train / Ja-Da / January 20 / Waltz / titolo sconosciuto / Guitar Blues / (Lou’s) Good Dues Blues / Ja-Da / Greensleeves / I Remember Bird.

(Impulse A 9153) Marty’s On The Hill, Los Angeles, 2-4 Giugno 1967.

Oliver Nelson.

Tatsuo Sasaki (vib) Robert Boudreau (dir) Oliver Nelson (sa) con la Wind Synphony.

A Concerto For Xylophone Marimba And Vibraphone.

Kentucky, Ohio, 1-6 e 14-7-67.

Oliver Nelson.

Oliver Nelson (arr) Joe Newman (dir) Jazz International Orchestra.

Jazzhattan Suite 1967: A Typical Day In New York / The East Side . The West Side / 125 th Street And 7 th Avenue / Penthouse Dawn / One For Duke / Complex City.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, 7-10-67.

Jazzhattan Suite.Jazzhattan Suite.

Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Ray Copeland, Burt Collins, Marvin Stamm (tp) Benny Powell, Paul Faulise, Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Jim Buffington, Ray Along (fh) Don Butterfield (tuba) Phil Woods, George Marge (sa) Jerry Dodgion, Zoot Sims (st) Danny Banj (sb-cl/b-fl) Patti Brown (p) Ron Carter, George Duvivier (b) Ed Sgaughnessy (dr) Bobby Rosengarden (perc) Oliver Nelson (arr-dir)

Complex City / The East Side – West Side / 125 th and 7 th Avenue / Penthouse Dawn / One For Duke

New York, 13-11-67.

A Typical Day In New York.

(Verve 314 527 654-2) New York, 14-11-67.

Souful Brass.Souful Brass.

Bobby Bryant (tp) Tom Scott (st) Steve Allen (p-arp/el) Roger Kelloway (p) Barney Kessel (g) basso/el scon., Jimmy Gordon, Larry Bunker (dr) Oliver Nelson (ar) ed altri.

Things I Should Have Said / Torino / Melissa / Goin’Great / Last Night / Green Tambourine / Spooky.

Los Angeles, 15-3-68.

Sound Machine / Goin’Out Of My Heart – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You / Go Fly A Kite / 125 th Street & 7 th Avenue / (Sittin’On) The Dock Of The Bay.

(Impulse A 9168) Los Angeles, 18-3-68.

Oliver Nelson.

Oliver Nelson (comp) Robert A Boudereau (dir) American Wind Symphony.

Septet 68 (The Clarinet Family)

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 20-6-68.

3 – 2 – 1 – 0.3 – 2 – 1 – 0.

Shuzo Morikawa, Teruyuki Fukushima, Kunitoshi Shinohara, Hiroshi Sanami (tp) Tadao Taniyama, Hiroshi Suzuki, Tomoaki Hashizume, Masahiro Nakajima (tb) Oliver Nelson (sa-st-arr) Hajime Maekawa, Koji Suzuki (sa) Nobuo Hara (sb) Toshihiko Ogawa, Masabumi Kikuchi (p) Takao Naoi (g) Hiroshi Takeuchi (b) Yoshio Nakamura (dr)

Straight No Chaser / Good Bait / So What / C Jam Blues / Blue Monk / 3 – 2 – 1 – 0 / Yearnin’ / 12 Tone Blues / 5 x 5 x 5 / Mission Zaccomplished.

(Nippon Columbia XMS 10022-J) Tokyo, 19-20 Settembre 1969.

Black, Brown And Beautiful.Black Brown And Beautiful.

Oliver Nelson (p,arr) John Gross, John Klemmer (st) Stanley Wilson (dir) Pearl Kaufman (p) Frank Strozier (sa) Bob Bryant (tp) Roger Kellaway (p) Chuck Domanico (b) Roy Haynes, John Guerin (dr)

Aftermath / Requiem / Lamb Of God / Self Help Is Needed / I Hope In Time A Change Will Come / 3 – 2 – 1 – 0 / Black Brown And Beautiful / Martin Was A Man AS Real Man / Requiem Afterthougts.

(Flying Dutchman CYL 2 1449)

Los Angeles, Ottobre 1969.

Black Brown And Beautiful.

Oliver Nelson (arr) Ernie Royal, Snooky Young, Marvin Stamm, Randy Brecker (tp) Al Grey, Quentin Jackson, Garnett Brown, Thomas Mitchell (tb) Bob Ashton, Jerome Richardson, Frank Wess, Danny Bank, Jerry Dodgion, Joe Farrell, Johnny Hodges (reeds) Earl Hines, Hank Jones (p) Rin Carter (b) David Spinozza (g) Grady Tate (dr) Leon Thomas (vc)

Empty Ballroom Blues / Echoes Of Harlme / Yearning / Black Brown And Beutiful / Rockin’In Thythm / Creole Love Call / It’s Glory / Duke’s Place / Disillusion Blues / Welcome To New York.

Oliver Nelson (sa) Hugh Burns (g) Joe Hammer (g) Mike Morand (p) Pat Donaldson (b) Pete Gavin (dr) Chris Karan, Frank Ricoppi (perc)

Meditation.

Oliver Nelson (sa) Hugh Burns (g) Joe Hammer (g) Chas Hodges (g-vc) Mike Morand (p) Pat Donaldson (b) Pete Gavin (dr)

Mailman Bring Me No More Blues.

Oliver Nelson (sa) Lonnie Liston Smith (p) Mike Wolford (arpa-p) Chuck Donamico (b) Dennis Budimir, Lee Ritenour (g) Billy Green, Billy Perkins (st) Bobby Bryant, Oscar Richardson (tp-flic) Shelly Manne, Willie Bobo (perc) Jimmy Gordon (dr)

Skull Session

(Bluebird) New York, 17-19 Marzo 1970.

Zigzag.Zigzag.

Bobby Hatfield (vc) Don Peake (arr-dir) orchestra, Oliver Nelson (comp)

I Call You Name / All You Did Was Smiles.

Hollywood, 3-4-70.

Oliver Nelson (arr-dir) orchestra.

Love Theme (Bossa) / End Title / Earphones / It Was You It Was You / The Other Car / Guilty Your Honor / Main Title From “Zigzag”.

Stesso organico con più Buddy Collette (st) Artie Kane (p) Joe Mondragon (b) John Guerin, Victor Feldman (dr)

Variation Of Themes.

Hollywood, 16-4-70.

Roy Orbison (vc) Don Peake (arr-dir) orchestra.

Zigzag

(MGM 1 SE 21 ST) Hollywood, Aprile 1970.

The Mayor And The People – Carl B.Stokes.The Mayor And The People

Carl B.Stokes (conf.re) Oliver Nelson (orchestra)

At Mayor And The People Press Conference.

Carl B.Stokes (recitazione) Oliver Nelson (arr-dir) orchestra.

A Black Suite For String Quartet And Jazz Orchestra: Take This Hammer – Prewwcious Lord – Sit Down – Mother To Son / I Too Sing America / I Dream A World / Paint It Black.

(Flying Dutchman FDS 130) New York, metà 1970.

In Tokyo.In Tokyo.

Shuzo Morikawa, Tokikazu Sumiyama, Yoshikazu Sumi, Hiroshi Sanami (tp) Tadao Taniyama, Hideo Kawaguchi, Tomoaki Hashizume, Masahiro Nakajima (tb) Oliver Nelson (sa-st-arr) Hajime Maekawa, Koji Suzuki (sa) Nobuo Hara (st-dir) Akio Nichimura (st) Nobuyuki Morikawa (sb) Sadayasu Fujii (p) Takao Naoi (g) Hiroshi Takeuchi (b) Yoshio Nakamura (dr)

Round Midnight / The Shadow Og Your Smile / Yesterday / My Funny Valentine / Scarborough Fair / Summertime / Charade / Autumn Leaves / How Insensitive / Sermonet.

(Denon/Master Sonic NCB 7002) Tokyo, 4-7 Settembre 1970.

Berlin Dialogue For Orchestra.Berlin Dialogue For Orchestra

Milo Pavlovic, Ronny Simmonds, Carmell Jones, Harry Stamp, Manfred Stopppachier (tp) Slide Hampton, Barry Ross, Ake Persson, Charles Orieux, Kurt Masnick (tb) Leo Wright, Klaus Marmulla (sa) Oliver Nelson (arr-dir-sa) Adi Rautemberg, Rolf Romer (st) Jan Konopasek (sb) Freddy L’Host (cl) Kai Rautemberg (p) Hajo Lange (b) Dai Bowen, Heinz Niemeyer (perc)

Berlin Dialogue For Orchestra: Confrontation – Check Point Charlie – Relative Calm – Over The Wall / Impressions Of Berlin: Ku-Damm – Wannsee – Heidi – Berlin Bei Nacht / Milestones / Rockin’In Rhythm / Balck Brown And Beautiful / Down By The Riverside / Self-Help Is Needed.

(Flying Dutchman CYL 2-1449) Berliner Jazztage, Berlino, 5-11-70.

Swiss Suite.Swiss Suite.

Danny Moore, Rich Cole, Bernt Steen, Harry Beckett (tp) Charles Tolliver (tp-flic) Buddy Baker, Bertil Strandberg, Donald Beighton, C.J.Shible, Monte Holtz, John Thomas (tb) Jim Nissen (tb/b) Eddie Cheanhead Vinson, Orzen Depolo, Jesper Thilo (sa) Oliver Nelson (sa-comp-arr-dir) Gato Barbieri, Michal Urbaniack, Bob Sydor (st) Steve Stenson (sb) Stanley Cowell (p) Bosko Petrovic (vib-tarabooka-dr) Victor Gaskin, Hugo Rasmussen (b) Bernard Pretty Purdie (dr) Nana Vasconcellos (berinbau) Sonny Morgan (conga)

Swiss Suite.

Stesso organico meno Barbieri e Vinson.

Stolen Moments / Balck Brown And Beautidul / Blues And The Abstract Truth..

(Fly Dutchman FD 10149) Festival Jazz Montreux, 18-6-71.

The Night Gallery.

Oliver Nelson (arr-comp-dir) orchestra.

From Episode n.34304: The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes / Miss Lovecraft Sent Me / The Hand Of Borgus Weems / Phantom Of What Opera.

Hollywood, 15-9-71.

From Episode n.34306: The Phantom Farmhouse.

Hollywood, 21-10-71.

From Episode n.34310: Midnight Never Ends / (cue)

Hollywood, 3-11-71.

From Episode n.34307: (Rod Serling’s Introduction) / Professor Peaboy’s Last Lecture.

Hollywood, 10-11-71.

From Episode n.34315: Logada’s Head

Hollywood, 29-12-71.

From Episode n.34311: Green Fingers.

Hollywood, 3-1-72.

From Episode n.34321: The Sims Of The Fathers

(Universal) Hollywood, 23-2-72.

Oliver Edward Nelson In London With Oily Rags.In London With Oily Rags.

Olive Nelson (sa) Mike Morand (p) Joe Jammer, Hugh Burns (g/el) Chas Hodges (g-vc) Pat Donaldson (b/el (, Pete Gavin (dr)

Working Man / Mailman Bring Me No More Blues.

Londra, Aprile 1974.

Olive Nelson (sa) Mike Morand (p/el) Joe Jammer, Hugh Burns (g) Chas Hodges (g-vc) Pat Donaldson (b/el) Pete Gavin (dr) Chris karan, Frank Ricoppi (perc)

Meditation.

Londra, Aprile 1974.

Olive Nelson (sa) Mike Morand (p) Joe Jammer, Hugh Burns (g/el) Dave Peacock (g) Chas Hodges (g-vc) Pat Donaldson (b/el (, Pete Gavin (dr)

Lucille / Woggles / Cair To Benghazi.

Londra, Aprile 1974.

Ernie Royal, Jimmy Owens, Jimmy Maxwell (tp) Oliver Neslon (sa) Mike Morand (p) Joe Jammer, Hugh Burns (g/el) Chas Hodges (g-vc) Pat Donaldson (b/el (, Pete Gavin (dr)

Hillbilly.

(Flying Dutchman BDL 1-0592) Lodra, Aprile 1974.

The Drum Session.

Bobby Duran (tp-flic) Jerome Richardson (fl-st) Mike Wofford (key) Chuck Domanico (b) Louie Bellson, Willie Bobo, Paul Humphrey (dr) Oliver Neslon (produttore)

One Score And Four Drummers Ago / Shelly’s Blues / Samba Sushi / 4 Aces / Super Mellow / Drum Battle Section / Your Warmth / Take Three And C.

(Inner City IC 6051) Los Angeles, 20-23 Dicembre 1974.

The Six-Million Dollar Man.

Oliver Nelson (arr-comp-dir) orchestra.

Main Theme.

(Milan 73138 35912-2) Hollywood, 1973-1975.

Skull Session.Skull Session.

Paul Hubinon, Buddy Childers, Oscar Brashear, Bobby Bryant (tp) Grover Mitchell, Richard Nash, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Maurice Spears (tb/b) Vinny DeRosa, Davis Allan Duke (flic) Don Warlop (tuba) Buddy Collette, Billy Green, Bud Shank (st) Jerome Richardson (ss-sa) Billy Perkins (sb-cl/b) Oliver Nelson (sa-arr-dir) Lonnie Liston Smith (p/el) Mike Wofford (p/el) Chuck Domanico (b/el) Shelly Manne (dr) Willie Bobo (perc)

One For Duke / 125 St.and 7 th Ave / Reuben’s Rondo.

Los Angeles, 7-1-75.

Bobby Bryant (tp-flic) Buddy Collette (cl-fl) Bud Shank (sa-cl-fl) Jerome Richardson (fl-cl) John Kelson Jr. (sb-cl/b) Oliver Nelson (sa-arr-dir) Mike Wofford (p/el) Chuck Domanico (b/el) Laurindo Almeida (g) Shelly Manne (dr) Willie Bobo (perc)

Baja Bossa.

Oscar Brashear (tp) Buddy Collette (cl-fl) Bud Shank (sa-cl-fl) Jerome Richardson (fl-cl) John Kelson Jr. (sb-cl/b) Oliver Nelson (sa-arr-dir) Mike Wofford (p/el) Chuck Domanico (b/el) Dennis Budimer (g) Shelly Manne (dr) Willie Bobo (perc)

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.

Bobby Bryant (tp-flic) Buddy Collette (cl-fl) Bud Shank (sa-cl-fl) Jerome Richardson (fl-cl) John Kelson Jr. (sb-cl/b) Oliver Nelson (sa-arr-dir) Mike Wofford (p/el) Chuck Domanico (b/el) Laurindo Almeida (g) Shelly Manne (dr) Willie Bobo (perc)

In A Japanese Garden.

Los Angeles, 8-1-75.

Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brashear (tp-flic) Billy Green, Billy Perkins (st) Jerome Richardson (fl-cl) Lonnie Liston Smith (p/el) Oliver Nelson (sa-arr-dir) Mike Wofford (p/el) Dennis Budimer, Lee Ritenour (g/el) Chuck Domanico (b/el) Jimmy Gordon (dr) Shelly Manne, Willie Bobo (perc)

Skull Session / Flight For Freedom / Dumpy Mama.

(Flying Dutchman BDL1 0825) Los Angeles, 10-1-75.

A Dream Deferred.A Dream Deferred.

Oliver Nelson (arr-comp-dir) orchestra.

Self Help Is Needed / I Hope In Time A Change Will Come-Oliver Nelson / 3, 2, 1, 0 / Black Brown & Beautiful-Oliver Nelson / Black Brown & Beautiful – Johnny Hodges / Requiem Afterthoughts – Olive Nelson / The Creal Love Call – Johnny Hodges / Echoes Of Harlem – Johnny Hodges / Martin Was A Man A Real Man – Oliver Nelson / What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong / Stolen Moments – Oliver Nelson / African Suite – Count Basie / Heidi – Oliver Nelson / Meditation – Oliver Nelson / The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – Olive Nelson / Drumpy Mama – Oliver Nelson.

1969 – 1975.

Oscar Brashear (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (tb) Tom Scott (ss) Mike Wofford (p/el) Dennis Budimer (g) Chuck Domanico (b) Jimmy Gordon (dr) Oliver Nelson (arr-dir)

Top Stuff.

(Flying Dutchman CYL2 1449) Los Angeles, Gennaio 1975.

I Saw Pinetop Spit Blood.

Bobby Bryant, Oscar Brashear (tp) Bob Brookmeyer, Lloyd Ulyate (tb) Tom Scott (st-sa-ss-fl) Mike Wofford (p/el-org-syn) Dennis Budimer, Lee Ritenour (g/el) Joe Jammer (g/el) Chuck Domanico (b) Jimmy Gordon (dr) Willie Bobo (perc) Oliver Nelson (arr-dir)

The Evil Dude.

Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers, Paul Hubinon, Oliver Mitchell (tp) Bob Brookmeyer, Chauncey Welsch (tb) Maurice Spears (tb/b) Tom Scott, Buddy Collette (st-fl) Roland Langinger, Bud Shank (sa-fl) Jack Nimitz (sb) Mike Lang (p-org) Dennis Budimer, Lee Ritenour (g/el) Chuck Domanico (b) Jimmy Gordon (dr) Willie Bobo (perc) Bunny Briggs (vc) Oliver Nelson (arr-dir)

Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie.

Bobby Bryant (flic) Bob Brookmeyer (tb) Mike Wofford (p) Dennis Budimir (g) Chuck Domanico (b) Oliver Nelson (arr)

I Saw Pinetop Spit Blood.

Bobby Bryant, Buddy Childers (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (tb) Chauncey Welsch (tb) Tom Scott (st-sa-ss-fl) Mike Wofford (p-org-syn) Dennis Budimir, Lee Ritenour (g) Joe Jammer (g/el) Charles Berghofer (b) Jimmy Gordon (dr) Willie Bobo (perc) Oliver Nelson (arr)

Mama Love.

(Flying Dutchman BDL1 0964) Los Angeles, 29-1 e 18-2-75.

Stolen Moments.

Oliver Nelson (sa) Bobby Bryant (tp-flic) Jerome Richardson (ss-fl-ott) Buddy Collette (st-fl) Bobby Bryant Jr. (st-fl) Jack Nimitz (sb) Mike Wofford (p-p/el) Chuck Donamico (b/el) Shelly Manne (dr)

Stolen Moments / St.Thomas / Three Seconds / Mission Accomplished / Midnight Blue / Yearnin’ / Straight No Chaser.

(Inner City IC 6008) Los Angeles, 6-3-75.chiusura

NELSON OSWALD, GEORGE ”OZZIE”. (VC-LEAD)

Jersey City, New Jersey. 20/3/1906. Hollywood, California. 3/6/1975.

Ha frequentato studi di legge e ha diretto nello stesso tempo piccoli gruppi studenteschi. Ha iniziato la sua attività nel 1930 con una sua orchestra, che nel 1932 ha raggiunto l’apice del successo al “Glen Island Casino” di New York. Nel 1935 ha messo su un’altra orchestra con la quale ha lavorato nei migliori locali della grande mela ed in quelli di Los Angeles. Sciolta l’orchestra, nel 1940 ha iniziato a dirigere show alla radio ed alla TV, coadiuvato dalla moglie Harriett Hilliard una ex cantante.

Discografia:

Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra.

Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard (vc) Charlie Spivak (tp) Charlie Beubeck (sa-cl) Abe Lincoln (tb) altri non identificati.

Mr.Magician (Won’t You Bring My Baby Back Me) / What’s Good For The Goose.chiusura

NELSON ROMEO, IROMEIO. (VC-P)

Springfield, Tennessee.12/3/1902. – Chicago, Illinois. 17/5/1974.

Si è trasferito con la famiglia a Chicago quando ha sei anni ed ha iniziato a studiare il pianoforte. All’inizio degli anni ’20 ha vissuto per un certo periodo a East St.Louis dove ha lavorato nelle feste private. Tronato a Chicago nel 1929 è arrivato al successo come accompagnatore di Red Nelson ed ha suonato in diversi club. Sino al 1964 non se ne hanno più notizie ed in seguito solo delle fugaci apparizioni in qualche locale. Di lui non vi sono documenti discografici.chiusura

NELSON SONNY BOY, EUGENE POWELL. (VC-G)

Lombardy, Mississippi. 23/12/1908.

Ancora giovanissimo ha lavorato nei campi e la sera si esibisce in feste famigliari. Dal 1930 ha lavora con diversi partner tra i quali Robert Nightawk. Nel 1935 ha sposato Matilda Whiterspoon (Mississippi Matilda) con la quale si è esibito in molti club della regione. Nel 1935 ha registrato per la Blue Bird ed in questa occasione ha assunto il nome di Sonny Boy. Nel 1952 ha divorziato dalla moglie ed ha abbandonato la musica. Nel 1972 è stato riscoperto da Sam Chatnon.chiusura

 

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