The Spirit of '67 (Oliver Nelson and Pee Wee Russell album)

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The Spirit of '67
Studio album by Pee Wee Russell and Oliver Nelson
Released 1967
Recorded February 14-15, 1967
Capitol Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 31:38
Label Impulse!
AS-9147
Producer Bob Thiele
Pee Wee Russell chronology
The College Concert
(1966)
The Spirit of '67
(1967)
Oliver Nelson chronology
Happenings
(1966)
The Spirit of '67
(1967)
The Kennedy Dream
(1967)

The Spirit of '67 is an album by American jazz clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and composer/arranger Oliver Nelson featuring performances recorded in 1967 for the Impulse! label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "In general, the charts are colorful and complement Russell well during what would be his swansong".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Is Just Around the Corner" (Louis Gensler, Leo Robin) - 2:50
  2. "This Is It" (Pee Wee Russell) - 2:18
  3. "Memories Of You" (Andy Razaf, Eubie Blake) - 3:12
  4. "Pee Wee's Blues" (Pee Wee Russell) - 3:51
  5. "The Shadow Of Your Smile" (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 2:28
  6. "Ja-Da" (Bob Carleton) - 3:46
  7. "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (Harry Saville) - 2:55
  8. "Bopol" (Oliver Nelson) - 2:58
  9. "I'm Coming Virginia" (Donald Heywood, Will Marion Cook) - 4:19
  10. "Six and Four" (Nelson) - 3:39

Recorded on February 14 (#2-6) and February 15, 1967 (#1, 7-10).

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 2-6

Tracks 1, 7-10

  • Pee Wee Russell - clarinet
  • Oliver Nelson - arranger, conductor
  • John Frosk, Thad Jones, Jimmy Nottingham, Marvin Stamm - trumpet
  • Tom McIntosh, Tom Mitchell, Paul Faulise - trombone
  • Phil Woods - alto saxophone
  • Jerry Dodgion - alto saxophone, flute
  • Bob Ashton - tenor saxophone
  • Seldon Powell - tenor saxophone, flute
  • Gene Allen - baritone saxophone
  • Patti Bown - piano
  • Howard Collins - guitar
  • George Duvivier - bass
  • Grady Tate - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed April 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 8, 2011