More Blues and the Abstract Truth

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More Blues and the Abstract Truth
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1965[1]
RecordedNovember 10-11, 1964
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreJazz
Length43:10 original LP
49:54 CD reissue
LabelImpulse!
A-75
ProducerBob Thiele
Oliver Nelson chronology
Fantabulous
(1964)
More Blues and the Abstract Truth
(1965)
Oliver Nelson Plays Michelle
(1966)

More Blues and the Abstract Truth is an album by American jazz composer, conductor and arranger Oliver Nelson featuring performances recorded in 1964 for the Impulse! label.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "Unlike the original classic Blues and the Abstract Truth set from three years earlier, Oliver Nelson does not play on this album. He did contribute three of the eight originals and all of the arrangements but his decision not to play is disappointing... The emphasis is on blues-based pieces and there are some strong moments even if the date falls short of its predecessor".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Oliver Nelson except as noted

  1. "Blues and the Abstract Truth" - 5:14
  2. "Blues O'Mighty" (Hodges) - 6:48
  3. "Theme from Mr. Broadway" (Brubeck) - 5:45
  4. "Midnight Blue" (Neal Hefti) - 4:06
  5. "The Critic's Choice" - 2:21
  6. "One for Bob" - 6:07
  7. "Blues for Mr. Broadway" (Brubeck) - 8:12
  8. "Goin' to Chicago Blues" (Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing) - 4:37
  9. "One for Phil" - 3:58 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Night Lights" (Arnold Shaw) - 2:46 Bonus track on CD reissue

Recorded on November 10, 1964 (tracks 4 & 6-9) and November 11, 1964 (tracks 1-3, 5 & 10).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Jan 30, 1965
  2. ^ Impulse! Records discography accessed March 23, 2011
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed March 23, 2011
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 151. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.